Mandarin Orange Curd

I had a bag of mandarin oranges that needed to be used and I was trying to decide what I wanted to make with them. I had originally planned to make a cake, but found this recipe for curd and thought I’d live it at try. It was really good and something unique and different. It would make for a great hostess gift for the holidays.

This recipe only has four ingredients and it’s pretty easy to make. This recipe made 2 pint jars of curd. We enjoyed it on toast and on yogurt. It keeps for about a week in the refrigerator, so be sure to enjoy it right away.

3 eggs

6 mandarin oranges

1/3 cup sugar

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened at room temperature and cut into small pieces

Zest half of the mandarin oranges and set aside. Juice the oranges until you have 1/2 cup juice. Next, set up a double boiler using a small saucepan and stainless steel bowl. In the saucepan, add enough water to simmer and come to bottom of the bowl. In the bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and mandarin orange juice until smooth.

Once your water is simmering, place the bowl over the pan. Constantly whisk the mixture until thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. When thickened, remove from heat and immediately whisk in the butter and zest. Whisk until the butter is completely incorporated.

Pour the mixture into containers and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, place into the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours before enjoying.

Source: Home Cooking Memories


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