Living in Florida I love Tangerine Juice and the flavor it gives to homemade desserts and Tangerine Curd can be used so many ways for delicious desserts. Try my easy to make foolproof Tangerine curd. Your family will love it!
One of the biggest advantages of living in Florida besides the endless miles of beaches, the continuous sunshine and all of the amazing attractions are all of the Fresh From Florida Fruits and Vegetables that are available throughout the year. This also means a delicious assortment of Florida businesses featuring the best the state has to offer.
Of course, everyone loves their juices for breakfast and afternoon pick me ups, but did you know just how good they were in your favorite recipes to get that taste of Florida in your desserts, salad dressing and entrees?
Well, Chef Dennis is going to help you out with this one. And because life is short and you should take any opportunity to eat dessert first (even if that means for breakfast) I’ve decided to share one of the easiest Tangerine Curd recipes you’ll ever find.
If you’ve ever tried to make your own curd it can be a little daunting, but a few years ago I found a super easy method for making curd that is almost foolproof!
When you first mix everything together, your sure you’ve done something terribly wrong, but heating the curd mixture brings all the ingredients together in harmony, and its just a few minutes of stirring to make your very own tangerine curd. Of course, you can experiment with other flavors of your favorite fruit juices. Just make sure to buy enough of the juices because your family is going to be drinking them faster than you can use them for baking or cooking.
I also whipped up a batch of fresh whipped cream and by combining equal amounts of the tangerine curd and whipped cream you have a quick and easy tangerine mousse. If you want the mousse to hold up a little better just add an envelope of plain gelatin to the cream before you whip it up. The curd makes a lovely topping just by itself over cakes, waffles, muffins and toast.
One of my neighbors bakes quite a bit and this morning she thoughtfully brought over a freshly baked pound cake and as we sat down for coffee, I thought I’d slice up some of that buttery pound cake for breakfast. Remembering the lovely quick tangerine mousse I had made using my tangerine curd and fresh whipped cream I thought I’d add the mousse and some fresh berries taking that pound cake to the next level, as we celebrated the beautiful Florida morning!
Not being one to waste deliciousness, I decided to combine some of the pound cake, tangerine mousse and berries together making individual trifles for our dinner time dessert. You could also make a family style trifle that is not only delicious but light and full of fresh fruit.
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Tangerine Curd Recipe
- 8 ounces unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup tangerine juice or orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons lemon zest lightly packed finely grated
- 12 large egg yolks
- Pinch of salt
- Cream butter and sugar in stand mixer until light and fluffy
- Add in egg yolks slowly mix well.
- Add in salt, lemon juice and zest and mix well
- Place in heat proof bowl over a small pot of simmering water and using a wooden spoon continue to mix until thickened. (10 - 15 minutes)
- Allow mixture to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours before using.
- *curd will look curdled after mixing in the juice, don’t worry it will become velvety smooth