Quick recipe finder Blueberry, blackcurrant and basil curd
If you like lemon curd, this summer fruit curd makes a nice twist on that classic. Purple basil leaves add an extra fragrant note.
- 300g/10½oz mixed blueberries and blackcurrants
- ½ lemon
- 50g/1¾oz butter
- 100g/3½oz caster sugar
- 2 small free-range eggs
- 3 purple basil leaves
Heat the blueberries, blackcurrants and one tablespoon of water in a pan for five minutes to release the juices. Set aside while you zest and juice the lemon.
Add the lemon zest and juice, butter and sugar to a heatproof bowl placed over a pan filled with gently simmering water and heat until the sugar has dissolved, then set aside for a minute or so.
Whisk the eggs well in a separate bowl, pour through a sieve into the bowl set over water. Add the fruit and the basil leaves. Keep stirring over a low heat for about 25-30 minutes.
Sieve again into a jug then pour into sterilised jars to serve.
Store this curd in the fridge and eat within a week.
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