5 Minute Lime Curd - easy power blender recipe! Fab Food 4 All (2024)

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I was recently asked by Harts of Stur if I’d like to road test one of their products, the KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus Blender, so after biting their hand off, I decided to make 5 Minute Lime Curd in it!

My Granny’s Quick Lemon Curd (see link below) is the quickest curd recipe I’m aware of so with the 3.5 peak HP of the KitchenAid blender I set myself the challenge of making the quickest power blender curd.

With a total blending time of around 5 minutes I think may have achieved this!

Unlike standard blenders the KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus Blender spins so fast that the friction causes heat to build up which is perfect for making curd.

You would normally whisk curd ingredients over a medium heat in a saucepan or a baine-marie.

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How do you make 5 Minute Lime Curd in the KitchenAid Power Plus Blender?

To make the Lime Curd you turn the dial on the KitchenAid blender gradually to full power (11) for 4 minutes to mix and heat up lime juice, eggs, lime zest and sugar.

Then you turn down the speed to 6 to reduce the froth and gradually add the cubed butter, blending for a further 30 seconds.

The resulting curd is potted up into hot sterilised jars and will thicken on cooling. So simple and with no danger of over-heating or spoiling your curd!

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What did I like about the KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus Blender?

There are 3 pre-set functions for making juice, smoothies and soup plus a cleaning cycle. I tested out my which worked really well.

I also know this is the ideal blender for making my One Ingredient Crunchy Peanut Butter as I broke my last blender making this recipe!

My daughter loves Frapuccinos at Starbucks so she was soon throwing ice, cold milk, coffee and various flavourings in the KitchenAid Power Plus to make her own version. The ice crushing ability is such a game changer!

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I love the fact that the BPA-free Tritan thermal control jug stays cool to the touch even when the contents are piping hot.

The cleaning setting is great for getting the jug free of most or all of the stuck-on food and is also dishwasher safe along with the lid and flex edge tamper (a stick for pushing food down).

I am so impressed with the design and build of the KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus Blender, the base is made of die-cast metal so there’s no danger of it moving around while in use.

However, if you need to pick it up there are 2 handy recesses at the base on either side to enable you to carry it more easily (it is heavy).

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More fruit curd recipes for you to try!

If you have a KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus Blender then you can adapt these recipes using my 5 Minute Lime Curd method:

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I’m looking forward to testing out more recipes in the KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus Blender as there are so many more things it can do!

I was very pleased with the speedy job it did of my Lime Curd and the hands-free time it gave me. Check out Harts of Stur for their latest offers on this range.

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5 Minute Lime Curd

5 Minute Lime Curd is a super quick, delicious and tangy curd made in a power blender. Perfect for spreading or using in cakes and bakes!

Course Breakfast, Preserve, teatime

Cuisine British

Prep Time 4 minutes minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes minutes

Total Time 9 minutes minutes

Servings 300 mls

Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 2 large limes zested and juiced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 55 g unsalted butter cubed, room temperature


  • Put the lime juice, eggs, lime zest and caster sugar into the KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus Blender in that order.

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  • Slowly turn the speed dial up to full speed (11) and blend for 4 minutes (it will heat up in this time).

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  • Then turn the dial back down to 6, remove plug from lid and add the cubed butter a little at a time allowing each addition to be thoroughly mixed in.

  • Blend for a further 30 seconds.

  • Pot up into a hot sterilised jar/jars – makes 300 mls.

  • Store in fridge where it will keep for few weeks.


Sterilise jars by washing in hot soapy water (or take straight from dishwasher), fill with boiling water, empty and then place in oven for 20 minutes at 140°C where you leave them until the curd is ready. Washed lids should be sterilised with boiling water and then left to drain. If you don’t have a power blender then follow the instructions in my Granny’s Quick Lemon Curd post (see link above).

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Reader Interactions


  1. T Brailey

    Lemon Curd is one of my favourite things. I love the tang and zest of it so will definitely be trying this one.


    • Camilla



  2. Claire Appleton

    These look lovely. I am putting hampers together this Christmas for my family I am definitely going to include these jars. Thank you for the recipe! 🙂


    • Camilla

      Excellent Claire, they will make lovely presents;-)


  3. Carolyn E

    Such a shock to find this seems so easy


    • Camilla

      A power blender is such a useful thing to have!


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5 Minute Lime Curd - easy power blender recipe! Fab Food 4 All (2024)


How long does lime curd last in the fridge? ›

Serve & Store: Chill in the fridge at least 3 hours or up to 1 week before using. Store in an airtight container or a mason jar. The curd will thicken as it cools. Tip: Use a bit of green food coloring to make this look more like lime – it is naturally more yellow.

How to substitute lemon curd? ›

If you don't want to use lemon curd then we would suggest using an alternative flavour of fruit curd. We have seen passionfruit, rhubarb and tart orange (or Seville orange) curds being sold online in the UK. All of these flavours would go well with summer berries.

Does lime curd go bad? ›

It is made from lemon or lime juice, egg white, egg yolk, butter, and sugar. It is similar to lemon custard, but traditionalists feel that curd has more lemon flavor than lemon custard. Made fresh it has a refrigerator shelf life of approx. 1 week.

Why did my lemon curd turn green? ›

Let's peel back the layers of this zesty enigma. It all comes down to chemistry. Lemon juice, a primary ingredient in lemon curd, is rich in citric acid. When this acid comes into contact with certain metals, notably copper or aluminum, a chemical reaction occurs.

Do stores sell lemon curd? ›

Mackays Lemon Curd, 12 oz - Walmart.com.

Is it OK to mix curd with lemon? ›

curd + lemon === boom!! No, it's generally safe to eat curd (yogurt) with lemon. However, some people may experience mild stomach discomfort due to the combination of acidic ingredients.

Do grocery stores sell lemon curd? ›

It's kept in jars and sold in the jam aisle of the supermarket. Yet technically, lemon curd is more of a thick custard than a traditional preserve.

How long does curd last in fridge? ›

Buy the freshest curds that you can. Eat what you want, but if you can't finish the bag right away or if you intend to keep it for a while put it into the refrigerator. Once refrigerated, you can usually keep the curds about two weeks.

How long does citrus curd last in the fridge? ›

This homemade lemon curd will last in your fridge for 1-2 weeks, but you can also freeze it! You guys know how I love freezing everything. In the freezer, the lemon curd will last at least a few months and the beautiful part is that it only hardens about as much as ice cream, so you can scoop it out as needed.

Does lemon curd go bad in the fridge? ›

Just be sure to put it in a tightly sealed glass or plastic container so it doesn't pick up any aromas from other things in your fridge. Fresh lemon curd will keep for one to two weeks when stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

How long can homemade lemon curd last in the fridge? ›

Store lemon curd in a jar or airtight container, and keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. You can freeze lemon curd for a month or more, letting it thaw in the fridge before using.

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