Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tigress's Can Jam Citrus Challenge

Earlier in the month I was reading Oh Yes I Can's blog entry on Lemon Curd- found here. I almost forgot to make this month's challenge for Tigress's Can Jam...that would be bad to miss the first month.

So this morning I decided to make it but I had no lemons *insert sad face* . But I had oranges and orange juice *insert happy face* so with a few changes, I made orange curd- which was very yummy indead-especially since we had leftover scones from breakfast yesterday morning.

So the recipe I used is as follows

Orange Curd
3 large eggs
1/3 c orange juice
3/4c sugar
1TBS orange zest ( I used 2 oranges)
4 TBS unsalted butter ( I used salted because that's all I had)

Sterilize 3 4oz jelly jars and lids.

Mix eggs- oj and sugar together in a double boiler over simmering water
stirring constantly until thickened- 6-10 minutes. Remove from heat and add zest and butter. Stir until butter is melted. I didn't strain it as I wanted to keep the pretty pieces of zest.

Pour into 3 4oz jelly jars- process 15 minutes -

What didn't fit in the jars was enjoyed with the leftover scones


Kiyi Kiyi said...

O Yum! That looks amazingly good!
I love lemon curd and can only imagine how yummy orange curd would be.
And on scones too?!? The BEST - yum!
Adding make orange curd to my to-do list. :)

Cynthia said...

looks good!

Sarah|BHood said...

I've always meant to make lemon curd. I must get around to it, and then put some in a cake.

Garden Gnome said...

Oh my that does look quite delectable! Very nice job.

kathyinozarks said...

How neat Kim!

Anonymous said...

I love curd. Definitely have to try your recipe. Thanks for posting. My citrus post is here:

Nanette Merrill said...

What a great idea.

Libby said...

I've only made lemon curd before, and orange curd sounds great!

Le Jardin de ma Vie said...

Looks yummy! I can't wait to try it.

Oh Yes I Can! said...

I'm going to have to try this. I have some orangecello that I really can't drink in the refrigerator. Thinking it might be a nice addition.