Mango Curd is used for tart fillings, cake toppings, or for spreading on toast and muffins. Fruit Curd is often a mixture of egg yolks, butter, sugar, fruit juice, and zest. They are brought to a boil to cook, then cooled. Once cooled fruit curd forms a soft, smooth, and powerfully flavored spread.
What does Mango Curd taste like?
Mangoes have a sweet yet tart flavor, slightly lemon like and are very juicy.
How do you know when your Mango is ripe?
Some mangoes mature from a solid green color to a golden yellow. As they turn more golden they become more ripe. However some versions do not change color. So, the best way to tell if you mango is ripe is to give it a gentle squeeze. Slightly soft is just right, but too squishy is overly ripe. Ripe mangoes will also smell sweet.
To speed up the ripening process on firm mangoes, just place them in a paper bag. Leave them on the counter overnight. Mangos will release an ethylene gas when trapped in the bag, which speeds up ripening.
Tips for making Mango Curd
- Use fresh ripened mangos.
- Fresh lemon juice and lemon zest are best!
- Find local honey at your farmer’s market to help with allergies.
- Stir honey and cornstarch together with a fork to form a paste before adding to mango puree.
- Continue to stir mango curd while you add the egg yolks.
- Chill mango curd in a heat proof bowl, with plastic wrap before transferring to final glass container.
- Best eaten within 3-4 days.
Mango Curd Recipe from scratch made from fresh mangos, lemon juice, and honey.
- ¼ Cup (85 g) Honey
- 2 Tbsps Cornstarch
- 1 Cup (265.23 g) Fresh Mango peeled and pureed
- 8 Tbsp Unsalted Butter chopped into cubes
- 2 Tbsps Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
- 4 Egg Yolks beaten
In a medium saucepan combine mango, butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
Using a fork stir together cornstarch and honey in a small bowl. Then pour honey into mango mixture.
Cook over medium heat until bubbly and butter is melted, stirring constantly. Turn down to a simmer and add egg yolks. Continue to stir until thickened (about 2 minutes).
Cook long enough it begins to coat the back of the spoon.
Immediately remove from heat and strain through a sieve into a medium sized bowl.
Place plastic wrap directly onto curd to prevent a thick skin from forming while chilling. Let chill for 1-2 hrs to thicken.
Transfer to glass container with lid and store in the fridge.