Sunday, February 5, 2017

Grapefruit Curd

Don and Sharon gave us a few bags of pink grapefruit, freshly picked from their tree. I love the juice but wanted to make something different. This is fantastic! I gave Don and Sharon a jar and they spread it on crackers. I bought wonton wrappers and baked them in a small cupcake tins. Once the wrappers were baked I let them cool and filled with the curd. Perfect little treat!

Recipe from Fine Cooking magazine.


6 egg yolks
zest from 1 grapefruit
1 + ¼ cups granulated sugar
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup cornstarch
2 cups grapefruit juice
3 T. butter, cold


 Divide the egg whites and yolks. Save the  egg whites for another recipe.

Add the zest from the grapefruit with the egg yolks in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, add sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Whisk until combined.

Add in the grapefruit juice and whisk until incorporated into the sugar mixture. Place saucepan over medium heat and let it come up to a boil. Whisking occasionally.

Once it comes up to a boil, let it boil for about 2 minutes. Whisk constantly to avoid burning.

Pour about ½ cup of the juice mixture into the egg yolks and zest that you've set aside. Whisk immediately to avoid cooking the yolks. You don't want scrambled egg in the curd!

Add the tempered yolks into the saucepan with the juice and whisk until incorporated.

Let the grapefruit curd come up to a boil, and boil for about 5 minutes until thickened.

Remove from the heat and add the cold butter. Whisk until the butter is melted and well combined.

Place in a shallow dish and cover with plastic wrap. Be sure that the plastic wrap is touching the curd, otherwise it may form a skin. I added mine to a clean canning jar and added the seal when cooled. It will take 2-3 hours to cool completely.

Note: you can add pink food coloring- 


  1. Oh my Linda, you sure do find the most interesting recipes. This is something I had never heard of before. I do like grapefruit juice, but I can't drink it or anything grapefruit since it interferes with some medications I take. Thanks for sharing this, it is something I never heard of.

    1. You know me- I never waste anything and with bags of grapefruit I had to find something different.

      Myra- THIS is good, REALLY good. Good that you want to just eat it out of the jar- lol!

  2. This looks amaaazing - I love grapefruit and have never thought to make it into a curd!

    1. It is Lynda- I've made it three times and I'm differently going to plant a grapefruit tree next year! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

  3. This has got to be the FLorida side of you! I know down here if you have a citrus tree in your yard you can get over run by oranges, grapefruit and the like. I never thought of doing a curd through. Very creative.

    1. Yes! Thanks to my neighbors I had plenty of grapefruit from their tree.

      I have a lime tree which produced an abundance of limes. I also made lime curd. I used the same recipe just subbed lime juice for the grapefruit.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. That looks and sounds delicious Linda...believe it or not, I've never made homemade curd of any kind. What a great way to use up a bounty of grapefruit! :)

  5. Ooh, what a great idea, Linda! I've had lemon and orange curd before but never grapefruit. It sounds really delicious, a wonderful sweet/tart combination! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

  6. Linda, I love grapefruit, but always make lemon curd. Must try a batch of grapefruit!

    1. Jean,

      I've made lemon curd and also lime. I love the grapefruit! I made three batches of it and everyone that tried it wanted the recipe.

      I hope you try it and come back and let know what you thought of it.

      Thanks for stopping by.


  7. Wow, that sounds delish! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the DI & DI Link party Can't wait to try this.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. This is so interesting! I bet it's amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. I am defintely loving this. I pinned to try!