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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9 Responses to “Cranberry, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Dip”

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    oneordinaryday — January 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Bookmarked!! Sounds awesome!

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    Colleen — January 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    That sounds yummy! I don’t like goat cheese, but bet it would be good with feta too.

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    Julie — January 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful combo…except like Colleen, I’ve finally come to admit I don’t like goat cheese. Could use more cream cheese I suppose.

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    nutmegnanny — January 12, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Goat cheese is my ultimate favorite! Can’t wait to try this delicious dip 🙂

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    Colleen — January 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it! Although the cheddar cheese is throwing me off though – did it really match in flavor? Do you think something like asiago would work?

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    Jen — January 13, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I agree Colleen, the cheddar does seem out of place. In all honesty, you couldn’t taste it. The goat cheese / cream cheese mixture and caramelized onions and cranberries are all pretty prominent flavors. I’m sure any shredded cheese would be fine.

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    Colleen — February 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Just posted this – delicious! It will be one of my standards from now on!

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    Lisa Burnett — February 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    what do i do with the pecans if i choose to use them?

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    Jen — February 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Lisa – I’d mix them into the Cranberry mixture or layer them between the cheese and the cranberry layers.

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