Luscious homemade curd beats the jarred stuff hands-down--and you can customize it with any citrus fruit! Try the curd spread over waffles or toast, layered in a parfait with whipped topping, spread between the layers of a cake or served in a jar alongside simple cookies.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
1-1/2 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly beat the egg yolks in a large glass measuring cup or medium bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in zest, juice and the water. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

Instructions Checklist
  • Stir half of the hot juice mixture into the egg yolks. Return egg mixture to the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add butter pieces, stirring until melted. Cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; total fat 10g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 113mg; sodium 72mg; potassium 28mg; carbohydrates 19g; fiberg; sugar 17g; protein 1g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 375IU; vitamin c 4mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 15mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 15mg; ironmg.