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Citrus Curd

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  Zest of orange 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Fresh orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Zest of lemon 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Egg yolk 1 Large
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon, cut into 0.5 inch pieces (Cold)
  Heavy cream 1 Tablespoon

1. Combine the orange zest, orange juice, lemon zest and lemon juice in a small saucepan.
2. Heat over medium heat until steam starts to rise from the pan. Do not simmer (if does, remove from heat and let cool 1 minute).
3. While the juices are heating, whisk together in a bowl, the sugar, eggs, and yolk.
4. Once the zest/juice is hot, slowly drizzle into the sugar/egg mix, whisking constantly.
5. Now add all back into the saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until mixture has thickened. Temperature of mixture should be 170° and it clings to the back of the wooden spoon, about 3 minutes total.
5. Off heat, whisk in the cold unsalted butter one piece at a time, letting the first piece melt before adding the next.
6. Add the heavy cream and blend well.

7. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a clean bowl.
8. Cover with plastic wrap, letting the plastic touch the surface of the curd so a skin doesn't form.
9. Put in the refrigerator until ready to use. Makes about 1 cup of curd. This will keep 1 week in the refrigerator and can be frozen.

10. Serve over desserts, or coat chicken or fish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Sweet and tart creamy topping that tastes great with shortcakes, ice cream, angel food cake, cheesecake, and even chicken! Watch how easy it is to make citrus curd in this video by Chef Lisa. Another quick cooking recipe for you to enjoy!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 112 Calories from Fat 49

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g8.4%

Saturated Fat 2.9 g14.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 86.6 mg28.9%

Sodium 19.8 mg0.8%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g4.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.18 g0.71%

Sugars 13.5 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A 4.3% Vitamin C 10.5%

Calcium 1.4% Iron 1.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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