Recipe For Microwave Curd Using Citrus Fruit

I am giving you two recipes for microwave curd. One is for lemon curd and the other grapefruit curd. The timing is dependant on the amount of juice you get out of your fruit.

Dried Grapefruit Topped Lemon Curd Tarts Using Microwave Curd
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I know that my method for sterilizing jars is not conventional. But it works for me. I have read many methods of doing this. Some are easier and others way more difficult. But, it is important to sterilize jars before you fill them with anything you want to leave in your fridge. This way any bacteria that might be in the jar will be killed off. And what you add to the glass should therefore keep much longer. It does not mean that it will last forever. Products in glass jars can go off because they do not have any preservatives. Whether natural or added. Or because they come into contact with the air. It is easy to cross contaminate by using the same knife or spoon in more than one container. Or even by sticking our fingers into the jar.

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In fact, out of all of these, the latter is the worst. No matter how often we wash our hands, and how well we scrub them, we are unlikely to get rid of the bacteria living under our nails. This is not something to gross you out. Just something to be aware of. I learnt the habit in Sydney to not use the same knife in different containers. And so when I put a lot of different condiments on the table I provide a spoon or knife for each one. Sydney is also the origination of this recipe. Lorraine made berry curd in the microwave and the colour looked so vibrant. I had a few lemons and a grapefruit that needed using up, so I made microwave curd using them. It takes a little bit of intuition to stop the heating process one step before you think it is ready! Have you made curd in the microwave?

Grapefruit Curd Soufflé Using Microwave Curd
Grapefruit Curd Soufflé

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5 from 6 votes

Microwave Lemon Curd

Easiest curd using just one lemon
Author: Adapted from Not Quite Nigella

Ingredients

  • 45 g fructose
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 25 g butter cubed
  • 1 egg yolk lightly beaten

Instructions

  • Place the fructose and lemon juice into a bowl and whisk to combine
  • Add the butter and microwave in 30 second bursts until the butter has melted whisking each time
  • Whisk in the egg yolk and microwave in 30 second bursts until the curd thickens (mine took 3 minutes)
  • Transfer straight away to a clean bowl and cover with cling film
  • Allow to cool before using

Notes

Increase the recipe if you want more curd. Mine made 65g. To make my lemon curd tarts I whipped up 65g cream and folded it into the cooled curd.
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5 from 6 votes

Microwave Grapefruit Curd

This tangy citrus curd was used to make a light soufflé
Author: Adapted from Not Quite Nigella

Ingredients

  • 90 g fructose
  • Juice of 1 grapefruit
  • 50 g butter cubed
  • 2 egg yolks lightly beaten

Instructions

  • Place the fructose and grapefruit juice into a bowl and whisk to combine
  • Add the butter and microwave in 30 second bursts until the butter has melted whisking each time
  • Whisk in the egg yolk and microwave in 30 second bursts until the curd thickens (mine took 6 minutes)
  • Transfer straight away to a clean bowl and cover with cling film
  • Allow to cool before using

 

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  1. I haven’t tried making curd this way yet but I’ve heard of it. I welcome it! I’m not great at making curd so this is a good one.

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