Cranberry Curd
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Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 small lemon, or 1/2 large lemon)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  1. In a small to medium saucepan heat the cranberries with sugar and lemon juice until the cranberries boil and cook until they are soft about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture with a fine strainer, scrape the bottom of the strainer.
  3. I threw away the thick pulp and skin that is pressed into the strainer.
  4. Place the strained cranberry back into the saucepan.
  5. In a small bowl place egg yolks, add a tablespoon of strained cranberries into the egg yolks, and whisk, to warm the eggs so they don't cook too fast, or curdle, do this until 3 tablespoons are added.
  6. Then add the egg mixture into the saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat until it's simmering.
  7. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the butter, until it's melted and smooth.
  8. Place the curd into a jar and enjoy warm or chilled.
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