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Orange and Grapefruit Curd

Grapefruit and sweet orange marry particularly well in creamy fruit curds. The combination gives this curd a fantastic flavor and a real citrus tang. It is perfect for spreading on toast for breakfast or at tea time and is also superlative folded into whipped cream and used as a filling for cakes, roulades, and scones. Really fresh free-range eggs give the best results and flavor when making curd.

Orange and grapefruit

Orange and Grapefruit Curd

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Ingredients

  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 small red grapefruit
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange
  • 8 Tbsp. (115g) unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 cup (200g) caster, superfine sugar (you may add more if you like more sweet curd)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 large egg yolks

Instructions

1

Put the orange and grapefruit rind and juice in a large heatproof bowl with the butter and sugar, and set over a pan of gently simmering water. Heat the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the butter melted.

2

Add the beaten eggs and yolks to the fruit mixture, straining them through a sieve. Whisk together, then stir constantly over the heat until the mixture thickens and lightly coats the back of a wooden spoon.

3

Pour the curd into small, warmed sterilized jars, cover and seal. Label when the jars are cold. Store in a cool, dark place, preferably in refrigerator and use within 3 months. Once opened, store the curd in the refrigerator.

Orange and grapefruit curd in jar

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4 Comments

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    February 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    A divine combination! Curd is so addictive.

    Lovely spring-like pictures!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Reply
    Medeja
    February 24, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Looks so bright and so delicious! One of the things that I have on my list.

  • Reply
    Les
    February 24, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Sounds (and looks) divine!

  • Reply
    Marina
    February 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful photos. We don't eat curd too much or use it in any dishes, but I should try. That's a new taste to discover… 🙂

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