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thin curd

I am making a lemon lime curd that calls for 5TBSP butter, 1cup lemon/lime juice, 1cup sugar, 9 egg yolks and zest. I just finished it and it is not thick at all. I know it will thicken upon cooling but right now it is extremely watery. Is there anything I can do to thicken it up? It does taste great.

asked by ktr almost 3 years ago

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added almost 3 years ago

I usually only use egg yolks when making lemon curd, I would try adding another yolk (no white) and heat it back up. The extra yolk and heat should help thicken it.

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added almost 3 years ago

Sorry I just realized you said you only used yolks. Disregard my last comment about adding more yolks. Have you tried reheating it? I would heat it back up and as a last resort you can try adding cornstarch.

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ktr
added almost 3 years ago

I tried reheating it already. I may have to let it cool down and see just how much it thickens before I try adding cornstarch.

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added almost 3 years ago

Yea, I agree hopefully it thickens up. :)

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trampledbygeese

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added almost 3 years ago

For a quick test you can take a spoonful of warm curd, put it on a plate in the fridge for about 10 min, see how stiff it gets when cool. Saves the bother of cooling down the entire batch.

Let us know how it goes. Sounds delicious.

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HalfPint

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added almost 3 years ago

How long did you cook it?

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ktr
added almost 3 years ago

It was a blender recipe. I cooked it until it was at least 170 degrees.

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ktr
added almost 3 years ago

Ok, I have no idea how it thickened as much as it did. It was still pretty runny last night when I went to bed and I was thinking I was going to have to recook it today and try to save it. . . but, I woke up this morning and it somehow thickened overnight to the perfect consistency. I'm thinking the lesson learned here is patience.

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added almost 3 years ago

Thats great to hear! Happy Holidays!

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