Maracuya Coconut Lime Curd

Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Maracuya Coconut Lime Curd
Maracuya Coconut Lime Curd


  • 2 ripe passion fruits
  • cup coconut water
  • cup butter
  • cup unrefined cane sugar
  • 2 large limes, zested and juiced
  • ½ vanilla bean, split (optional)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Split passionfruit in half with a sharp knife, and transfer pulp to a small bowl; add coconut water; whisk to combine. Make certain to whisk enough to loosen seeds from pulp. Do not strain; set aside.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, lime juice and zest in a small saucepan. Scrape beans from vanilla bean; add both beans and pod to saucepan.
  3. Melt butter mixture over medium heat; stir until sugar dissolves. Add passion fruit mixture and stir; remove pan from heat.
  4. Whisk egg yolks, whole egg and sea salt until combined in a small bowl. Slowly pour eggs into the butter mixture while stirring with a wooden spoon. Return saucepan to stove; stir continuously over medium heat until mixture thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes. Do not boil to prevent egg whites from curdling.
  5. When the curd coats the back of spoon, remove pan from heat, and pour curd into a non-reactive glass bowl.
  6. Combine ice with water in another bowl, and place the bowl with the curd on top of the ice bath; allow to cool by continuously stirring custard mixture.
  7. Serve once curd is cold by placing into small bowls or preserve by pressure sealing in glass jars, refrigerated, for up to 5 days.
Mealthy tip:

You can substitute 1/4 cup honey (or similar sugar substitute) instead of using unrefined cane sugar.


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Sam Dalton says:

This is a delicious curd that I chose to make with special key limes that were gifted to us. We served it with a side of butter biscuit cookies, and they were perfect together.

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Greg Jones says:

This lime curd is very sweet and reminds me of something I would have in the Caribbean. It's a nice dessert, especially if you are wanting to impress someone special. My wife and I loved it.