Fruit Curd

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 5 min
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Ingredients

1 cup citrus juice or berry/fruit puree

Zest of 2 citrus fruit, if applicable

1 cup sugar

6 large eggs

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into bits

Directions

  1. Whisk together the juice, zest, sugar, and eggs in a 2-quart heavy saucepan. Stir in the butter and cook over moderately-low heat, whisking frequently, until the curd is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 6 minutes. Strain the curd through a mesh strainer or sieve to remove any cooked egg bits. Transfer the curd to a bowl, cover its surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming and chill at least 1 hour, until cold. Cook's Note: Try making curd with any citrus fruit, like limes, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, etc. You can also make curd with purees of berries such as raspberries or blackberries.;