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A jar of blueberry curd and a spoon of curd on a plate, along with a small bowl of fresh blueberries.
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Blueberry Curd

Take the idea of blueberry jam, cross it with custard, you end up with Blueberry Curd! This recipe is easy to make, & delicious on biscuits!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Condiment
Cuisine: British
Servings: 16 Servings (About 1 ¾ cups)
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Marie Porter

Equipment

Mini Food Processor
Wire Mesh Strainer
Silicone Whisk
Infrared Surface Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Blueberries Fresh or frozen & thawed
  • 2 tablespoon Water
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Citric Acid
  • 6 tablespoon Salted Butter Chilled and cut into pieces.
  • Blue or Purple food colouring Optional

Instructions

  • In a small food processor, blitz together blueberries and water.
  • Press blueberry pulp through a wire strainer, discarding the solids left behind. Set pulp aside.
  • In a small pot, whisk together egg yolks, large egg, and sugar until well combined. Add the blueberry pulp and the citric acid, whisk until well combined.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens. It should be able to coat the back of a spoon and retain a clear trail when a finger is dragged across the back of the spoon. Ideally, you want the mixture to reach 165F - I use an infrared surface thermometer for this.
  • Once mixture is thick / hot enough, transfer to a bowl. Add the pieces of butter, whisking until well incorporated.
  • Once all of the butter has melted in and been fully incorporated into the curd, tint blue or purple with food colouring, if desired (We added just a small amount of purple, hence the pale colour!)
  • Transfer blueberry curd to your storage container and chill for at least 1 hour before use.

Notes

This blueberry curd will last for 2 weeks in the fridge, or a few months in the freezer. (Thaw overnight in the fridge before use!)

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg