Kumquat Curd

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Kumquat curd is delightful, tart, silky specialty for all kumquats recipe lovers!

Kumquat curd is delightful, tart, silky specialty for all kumquats recipe lovers!


 

Everything is mini sized here. Even the puff pastry flower cups. And again, I wonder if this could be a breakfast or an afternoon snack, or both 😊
Since kumquat is an olive sized tangerine, I honestly cannot imagine peeling it, take the seeds away and eat it. Not because it is slightly bitterish. I love bitterish but what is left after the process is zest and few drops of juice only. Just grab the whole fruit and enjoy!

 

When preparing fruits for this kumquat recipe, before making puree, make sure to wash the kumquats, cut them into halves and take the seeds out. It takes only 5 minutes. Also, if you prefer bitter taste (like those tonic waters) do not add any lemon juice. To get puree, just drop the halves into your food processor and that’s it!

When making this amazing curd recipe, I started to think if I could, maybe, grow one small kumquat tree in a pot on my southern balcony. It is said to bring good luck to the homes where growing and it really looks nice.

 

We love fruit curds. For more at 2pots, take a closer look:

Blood Orange Curd

Lemon Curd

Blueberry Curd

Apricot Curd

Kumquat curd is delightful, tart, silky specialty for all kumquats recipe lovers!

 

The idea of puff pastry flowers in not my own. I have seen some irresistible creations on Internet and found out how easily they are done: roll out ready-to-bake puff pastry sheet ( 16 x 10 inches) and cut the flower shapes. Then, insert the flowers into mini muffin holes (no greasing needed) and press the pastry using ceramic pie weights or beans or soya, as I did:

Kumquat curd is delightful, tart, silky specialty for all kumquats recipe lovers!

Kumquat curd, served in these little baskets turned to be the best part of the afternoon coffee break on Saturday.

So, I hope you will enjoy small sized, one bite kumquat beauties as we did!

 

We don’t press our curd through strainer. That way, the solids are in there, giving special chunky touch just like crunchy peanut butter.

For more kumquat dessert recipes, look here .

If you would like to make Kumquat Panettone, here you have it !

For canned kumquats details, go here .

Last but not least: Kumquat ice creamΒ  !

 

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Kumquat Curd

Kumquat curd is delightful, tart, silky specialty for all kumquats recipe lovers!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Kumquat Curd
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kumquat puree 12 – 14 medium sized kumquats
  • ΒΎ cup + 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Β½ Tbsp butter unsalted

Instructions

  1. On medium heat, in heavy bottom pot, mix puree, sugar, eggs and yolk.
  2. Boil the mixture for 10 minutes stirring constantly.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and add butter to the mixture.
  4. Mix to get an even texture and fill the glass jars.

  5. Let the curd cool completely before serving.

 

Kumquat curd is delightful, tart, silky specialty for all kumquats recipe lovers!

 

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