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Gooseberry Curd

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  Green gooseberries 1 1⁄2 Pound (700 Gram, Young)
  Water 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Butter 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Sugar 12 Ounce (325 Gram)
  Eggs 3

1. Wash fruit.
2. Prepare a bain-marie or double boiler. To do so, fill a large stock pot or saucepan with 3 inches of water and simmer on low flame.
3. Preheat the oven to 225°F/ 110°C/ Gas ¼
4. Ready 3-4 preserve or coffee jars with tight fitting, vinegar proof lids. The jars should be clean and dry. Place in the oven to warm and sterilize them.

5. In a saucepan, combine gooseberries with water and simmer till the berries are soft and pulpy.
6. Strain berries through fine mesh nylon sieve and collect the puree under the sieve.
7. Use a large basin or a saucepan that fits over the double boiler, without the base touching the simmering water.
8. Combine the sugar and butter in the basin and melt, stirring over the double boiler.
9. Add the gooseberry pulp.
10. Using a wooden spoon, stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
11. In a mixing bowl, add the yolks and use a fork to break them.
12. Gradually pour the hot gooseberry mixture into the egg yolks, stirring to blend in.
13. Strain the curd back into the saucepan and return to the double boiler.
14. Cook the curd over the double boiler for 45 minutes, stirring often, in one direction, until the curd is thick.
15. Take pan off the heat and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes before potting.

16. Pour the curd into the warm jars till the brim. Cover jars with waxed paper discs, waxed-side down.
17. When cooled, put on the lids and close tightly.
18. Label the jars with name and date of making.
19. Store in a cool dry area like your pantry.

20. You can use the curd as an accompaniment, as a topping or as a filling for desserts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 330 Calories from Fat 122

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.3%

Saturated Fat 7.9 g39.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 109.8 mg36.6%

Sodium 28.7 mg1.2%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.6%

Sugars 42.6 g

Protein 3 g6.5%

Vitamin A 13.8% Vitamin C 39.3%

Calcium 3.5% Iron 3.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Gooseberry Curd Recipe