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Citrus-Vanilla Curd

Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

This curd is a great accompaniment for any breakfast pastry or dessert.


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons citrus zest of choice, grated on a microplane
  • vanilla bean paste, to taste
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed citrus juice of choice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes


  • 1. Pour one inch of water into a medium pot that accommodates your heat-proof glass bowl without letting it touch the water's surface. Bring water to a simmer over medium heat.
  • 2. In a food processor, combine the sugar, zest, and vanilla seeds, and pulse until well combined and very fragrant.
  • 3. Combine the zested sugar, eggs and egg yolks in the heatproof bowl. Whisk together for one minute to distribute the sugar. Place the bowl over the pot with simmering water and whisk constantly for about 30 seconds, or until the sugar is dissolved.
  • 4. Add the juice and lemon juice and cook, whisking frequently, until the curd reads 170° F and has the consistency of sour cream, about 10 minutes. Remove the bowl from the heat.
  • 5. Whisk in the pieces of cold butter one by one until they are completely incorporated. Strain the curd through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Serve as a condiment with scones or toast for breakfast, or spooned into tart shells for dessert.

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