Citrus Curd

Citrus Curd

I’m right there with ya, anything with the word curd in the name just sounds icky but this stuff is amazing!  I made it to go in the Creamy Lemon Raspberry Tarts and it was super delicious!  The possibilities and citrus flavors are endless and it is so easy to make.  The recipe comes from the HGTV website.

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup freshly squeezed citrus juice

1 1/2 teaspoons lightly packed freshly grated citrus zest

4 egg yolks

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small cubes and chilled

1  Whisk together sugar, juice and zest in medium saucepan.  Whisk in yolks until smooth.  Drop in butter.

2  Cook over medium heat, stirring slowly and continuously with a heatproof rubber spatula, until mixture thickens and begins to bubble around edge of pan, 5 – 7 minutes.

3  Immediately pour hot curd through a mesh sieve into a clean glass or metal bowl.  Press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto surface to prevent skin from forming.  Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate in an airtight container until chilled.

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