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Lime Curd Mousse

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This Lime Curd Mousse recipe is simple to make and packed with flavor!  With just a few simple ingredients, these easy mousse cups work well as an after dinner dessert or fancy party treat!  If you love the flavor of lime, you’ll love these Lime Curd Mousse Cups!




When it comes to fruity desserts, I am a sucker for something that is a mix of sweet and tart.

Raspberries, limes, lemons, grapefruits, are all at the top of my list.  

I’m the crazy person who buys citrus scented hand soap and lotions because the smell is intoxicating to me.  

Years ago I discovered the world of curds.  A friend gave me a jar of store bought lemon curd. However I was too scared to try it.

Crazy right?!  To scared to try a new item.  I’m crazy that way.  I have this aversion to new things until I’m mentally ready for it.  For some reason I have to mentally prepare myself for something new.



I know it makes absolutely no sense.  However as far back as I can remember I panic when something new is pushed my way when I’m not mentally prepared for it.  My reaction is to either set it on a shelf and ignore it or refuse to try it.  

So this is what I did to that gift of curd.  I set it on a shelf and ignored it.

Despite my initial aversion to it, the idea of lemon curd kept nagging at me.  And I figured the best way to get through my aversion was to make a batch and try it.  It was at that moment I was converted to the world of fruit curd.  



After trying my version of lemon curd, I went to the store and bought the store bought version I was given a few years ago.  I later learned it’s the British version of lemon curd, which is different than the American version.

And for once in my life I was right to avoid it.

My friend loved it.  However I found the store bought lemon curd to be some of the worst tasting stuff I’ve ever put into my mouth.  I promptly tossed the entire jar.  

I was so glad at that moment that I didn’t try he lemon curd.  Because if I had, then I never would have tried to make my own version.  And if I hadn’t made my own version then I never would have learned how much I love it.  

Since making that initial lemon curd I instantly started try other fruits.  Lime Curd, Strawberry Curd, Raspberry Curd are all equally delicious.  



Over the course of the year, you’ll find some form of curd in fridge more often than not.  For this recipe, I decided to use up some extra limes to whip up my favorite Lime Curd. 

Then I converted that easy lime curd recipe into this Lime Curd Mousse.

The main recipe has only 2 ingredients.    However if you add in the graham cracker crumbs and fruit, as I did in these photos, then you’ll see that this recipe now has 6 – as long as the curd is already made.

Pro Tip: Make a double batch of lime curd recipe so you can enjoy it in a variety of recipes!

Because I had lime curd sitting in my fridge just dying to be whipped into something special, I made these oh so easy lime curd mousse with raspberries and we all ate them for dessert one night!



Lime Curd Mousse sounds harder than it is.  However it’s literally two ingredients, lime curd and whipped cream.  Trust me, and do not add extra sugar.

If serving this Lime Curd Mousse isn’t your thing, you can consider using a lime curd mousse between layers of cake or dolloped as you would whipped cream on your favorite treats.  It will add a punch of lime flavor to anything you serve!  

These Lime Curd Mousse cups are a favorite of my family and they make the perfect make ahead, simple dessert for any meal.  Serve these at a baby shower, bridal shower or game night.  They make up a lovely elegant looking dessert to serve to guests or just whip them up for the kids for dessert after dinner.

No matter the occasion these this Lime Curd Mousse recipe is a hit!  Give it a try and let me know what you think!




Cooked lime curd will last 1 – 2 weeks in the fridge.  I’ve found that mine usually lasts for 2 weeks though.  When opening your container, check for mold on the lid and sides before using.  

Lime curd does require refrigeration.  After cooking it will thicken as it cools.  If left out on the counter the molding process will speed up.  Thus making refrigeration necessary.




Yes it can!  You can either fill freezer containers or glass jars.  Leave 1 inch from the rim to allow the mixture to expand as it thaws.  Place frozen curd in fridge 24 hours before you wish to use it, allowing it to slowly thaw.  Once thawed, you’ll have to use it within 1 – 2 weeks.

Frozen curd will last up to 1 year in the freezer, so don’t forget to date your jars!




The main ingredient in my easy lime curd recipe is of course limes!  

If you wish to make Key Lime Curd, then key limes would be your main ingredient.  However for this recipe I use fresh limes.

For this lime curd recipe you’ll need lime juice, lime zest, sugar, eggs, salt and butter.  However if you wanted to turn this into a Key Lime Curd Recipe, then substitute the lime zest and juice into key lime zest and juice.  Just note that because the key limes are smaller, you’ll want to zest 9 – 10 of them.




Of course you can!  Fresh Lime Curd can be used just as you would various spreads.  Use it on toast instead of butter or muffins to enhance or add to the flavor.  I’ve used it as a layer in a cake, on top of fruits that go well with limes, and to flavor vanilla yogurt.  My daughter especially loves lemon curd yogurt.   We’e tried several lime curds and my family thinks this is the best lime curd recipe out there!  And we hope you do too!


Yield: 6 Servings

Lime Curd Mousse

Lime Curd Mousse

This Lime Curd Mousse recipe is simple to make and packed with flavor!  With just a few simple ingredients, these easy mousse cups work well as an after dinner dessert or fancy party treat!  If you love the flavor of lime, you'll love these Lime Curd Mousse Cups!

Prep Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 batch of Lime Curd
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Fresh Berries


  1. Whip up a batch of Lime Curd - The curd should be cool. - This can be done up to a week ahead of time.
  2. In a small bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and melted butter. Sprinkle 1/6 of mixture into each cup.
  3. In a bowl blend heavy whipping cream, until soft peaks.
  4. Add cooled lime curd to whipped cream. Gently fold curd into whipping cream.
  5. Place mousse into a piping bag or large ziploc bag. If using a ziploc bag, snip edge to create a piping bag.
  6. Gently pipe the mousse into each cup.
  7. Top with fresh berries, lime slice or both.
  8. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

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