Lime Macarons

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Lime macarons are a refreshing summertime treat!  The zippy tang pairs really well with the almond cookies.  I started with my Perfect Macaron Recipe and added a few drops of green and a drop of yellow gel food coloring to get a soft green.

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For the filling, I used my Creamy Lemon Curd Recipe– I just swapped out the lemon ingredients for lime.  It’s a delicious filling and  the perfect consistency for macarons.

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I know its always the hardest part-but if you let the macarons sit for a day or two, something magical happens.  The filling and the shells merge and form the perfect texture!

Pro Tip:

If your macarons get too soft in the refrigerator, add a silica gel packet to the sealed container to absorb some of the moisture.  This is especially useful when you have macarons with a jam or curd based filling with lots of moisture!

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For all of my baking tips and base recipe, be sure to check out my Perfect Macarons!

Lime macarons recipe

Creamy Lime Curd

The perfect sweet and tart filling for macarons!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: fillings, macarons, pastry
Makes: 50 macarons
Author: Corey Grimsley

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 160 grams granulated sugar
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 60 grams egg yolks from 4 eggs
  • 115 grams lime juice from about 3-4 lemons
  • 227 grams butter unsalted, room temperature

Instructions

  • In a small sauce pan, mix the sugar and lime zest.  
  • Whisk in the corn starch, followed by the egg yolks.  
  • Pour in the lime juice and whisk constantly over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens.  After the mixture comes to a slow boil (big bubbles will slowly erupt on the surface) cook it for one minute, then turn off the heat.
  • Transfer to a food processor and incorporate the butter piece by piece through the feed tube.  Continue to process until the curd has cooled and is ultra creamy.
  • Spoon the lime curd into a pastry bag or into bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate overnight before enjoying!
Did you try this recipe?Let me know how it was!

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Corey Grimsley

I’m an artist and art restorer who spends an equal amount of time in the kitchen. Follow along as I put an artisanal touch on all of my bakes!

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