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Mango Curd

Mango Curd in Jar

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.

Mango Curd

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fruit curd, mango curd
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 53 kcal


  • ¼ cup  (85 g) honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup  (265.23 g) fresh mango peeled and pureed
  • 1 ⁄4cup unsalted butter chopped into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon zest
  • 4 egg yolks beaten


  1. In a medium saucepan combine mango, butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  2. Using a fork stir together cornstarch and honey in a small bowl. Then pour honey into mango mixture.
  3. 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).
  4. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature before transferring to bowl or jar.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.

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