Blackberry Lime Curd

Fruit curds are awesome. And there’s no reason not to make them at home. Not only are they easy to execute, the available options for fruit curds are endless. Why limit yourself to just lemon curd? I have made passion fruit curd, raspberry curd, and blueberry curd in the past.

Blackberry Lime Curd

Most of them went in to layer cakes, but the leftovers were always put to good use as well. Whether we ate them just spread on some toast or a graham cracker, or threw some on an egg sandwich, a good fruit curd is something I always say I want to make more frequently.

Blackberry Lime Curd

This blackberry lime curd is no different. It started with the intention of going into a layer cake. But the cake didn’t use all of the curd, so we had some in our fridge for a few glorious days. Blackberry and lime work so harmoniously together, it is no wonder this curd was addictive and disappeared in a few short days.

Blackberry Lime Curd

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Blackberry Lime Curd

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp granulated gelatin
12 ounces frozen unsweetened blackberries
10 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
Grated zest of 1 lime
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together gelatin and 1-1/2 teaspoons warm water; set aside.

Thaw blackberries. Puree in a blender; then strain to remove seeds and set puree aside.

Set up a double boiler and bring water to a boil.

In a separate bowl, whisk together blackberry puree, egg yolks, sugar, lime juice, and zest.

Transfer mixture to the top of the double boiler; cook until mixture starts to thicken, stirring continuously with a whisk.

When mixture resembles loose pudding, whisk in softened butter in three stages. Add gelatin and continue whisking 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a clean bowl. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of the curd to prevent skin from forming. Refrigerate until completely cool, about 1 hour.

Recipe adapted from Yankee Magazine

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8 Responses to “Stuffed Strawberries”

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    Joelen — July 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    These are such an elegant treat especially for guests. I like using a cream cheese filling for them!

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    Jen — July 31, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Yep, that’s how I’ve always seen it, with cream cheese filling. It’s definitely a great way to use up leftover frosting though. I’m sure any cream-cheese based frosting would be delicious.

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    Gail — August 1, 2008 at 3:44 am

    I love the idea of an inside-out chocolate covered strawberry! I will definitely be trying this!

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    oneordinaryday — March 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    So pretty. I wonder if nutella would work too.
    Michelle
    http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

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    Chic Cookies — March 22, 2009 at 2:13 am

    These are so great! I love the idea (and the party theme is inspired). I posted a link for my edible crafts column to your blog at ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com. Hope to bring you a few more clicks! Thanks for sharing, Meaghan

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    Oakley Rhodes — March 22, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Love it! I’m impressed by those that can keep “leftover” frosting around the kitchen – it’s usually eaten up by my housemates before any can be put away.

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    lindsey — June 29, 2009 at 11:35 pm

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    lindsey — June 29, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    hey jen,
    i’m thinking of making these for dad’s fourth of july party, along with the strawberry and blueberry cupcakes and of course the layered cookie cake we made last year. i’ll let you know what everyone thinks of them!
    -lindsey

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