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Thermomix Recipes for TM5 and TM31 => Jams and Chutneys => Topic started by: achookwoman on April 24, 2010, 12:05:00 pm

Title: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: achookwoman on April 24, 2010, 12:05:00 pm
I am always on the lookout for recipes where I can use produce from our garden.  I recently noticed a recipe from the River Cottage's Hugh Fearnley- Wittingstall,   It uses apples,  lemons  and eggs,  all of which we produce plenty. It also seemed perfect to make in the Thermomix.   When I tasted it I realized that an extra bonus was the multitude of ways this curd  could be used.

500g Granny Smith Apples,  after peeling and coring
500g sugar
125g unsalted butter
5 eggs (to weigh 220g. or a bit more)
2 whole lemons, (unwaxed washed and cut into 8th.'s)
Juice of 1 lemon.

Add sugar and cut up lemons to TMX bowl,  zap for 20 seconds, speed 7.
Add 1/4ed  apples and zap 20 seconds,speed 7
Add butter, ( cut into cubes),  and eggs,  and extra lemon juice, zap for 20 seconds on speed  7.
Cook on 100, for 10 mins., speed 3, then
Cook for 10 mins., 90,  speed 3
Pour into sterilized jars and seal,  turn upside down. Cool


Makes about 4/5 medium jars.
Best refrigerated because of the eggs.

Can be used with/on, Pancakes, Waffles, Queen of Puddings, over ice cream, filling in Lemon Tea Cake, crumpets, toast, and added to an Apple pie filling,

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Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: judydawn on April 24, 2010, 03:59:36 pm
Thanks Chookie, it makes a lot - I might have to do half quantity.  Can imagine it going in your Queen of Puddings nicely. I was never into lemon curd but these days I find I am into many things for the first time in my life  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: achookwoman on April 25, 2010, 12:58:36 am
JD,  you might like this one as it is more like a lemon custard,  also i used 1/2 jar on 5  pancakes.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: judydawn on April 25, 2010, 01:45:48 am
Thanks Chookie, it is definitely on my list to do next week. DH is not normally into anything lemony but I'll try it on him to get a reaction - if I say it's a Chookie recipe he will probably eat it  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: achookwoman on April 25, 2010, 01:50:10 am
JD,  Ha Ha,  I used Meyer lemons,  which are mild,  that is why I added extra lemon juice,  you could leave this our.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: JulieO on April 25, 2010, 05:39:26 am
Sounds lovely, a must make for me too, though I'll have to buy my lemons, apples and eggs.  :(  ;D
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: cookie1 on April 25, 2010, 08:14:45 am
Chookie you are becoming famous. We can now say it's a Chookie recipe (as Judy mentioned).
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: achookwoman on April 25, 2010, 08:29:11 am
Blush, blush.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: Thermomixer on April 25, 2010, 03:18:36 pm
Thanks Chookie - great idea indeed.  Thanks for converting yet another one.  Really kicking goals  :-* :-* :-*

Put a picture in - hopefully cookie1 can cut and paste the following and insert into Chookie's fist post on this thread:



YEAH I DID IT CHEERS ALL ROUND.WHOOPEEEeeeeeee

Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: judydawn on April 27, 2010, 01:29:20 pm
Made this today - at least the lemons were free (hanging over from our neighbour's yard).
Very nice Chookie, I did the full quantity and we had it for dessert tonight on & in some pancakes I had in the freezer plus a little cream on the side.  DH said to tell you it was very nice and that, coming from a person who dislikes lemons, is saying something.

Handy little instant dessert if you make a batch of pancakes and freeze them in packs of 4 ready to just grab out for unexpected visitors.  Looks like you have gone to a lot of trouble.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: achookwoman on April 27, 2010, 01:43:43 pm
JD,  glad you like this recipe.  The pancake recipe in EDC makes so many that it is handy to freeze some for emergencies.  This filling seems to go particularly well with pancakes.  Thought I might fill some, cover them and put in fridge then reheat for tea.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: judydawn on August 10, 2010, 02:01:19 pm
I have found another use for lemon curd and although I didn't use Chookie's recipe here, it would work perfectly.  I was given a jar from a person who was given the jar by another person (are you following me so far :-))) and this is what I did with some of it. Beat 1/2 cup of cream to soft peaks and added 1/4 cup of the lemon curd to it along with 2 heaped teaspoons icing sugar. Placed paper patties into large muffin pans and filled with this mixture, smoothing out the tops.  As it was a trial recipe I only made 3 desserts but any quantities will work as long as you stick to 2:1 ratio of cream to curd and enough icing sugar for your own personal taste (even leave it out if you feel it doesn't need it).
Froze overnight, removed from freezer 10 minutes before plating up and poured some of my thawed frozen coulis over it.  There is a recipe in the EDC for berry coulis  but you could use pureed mango as well (fresh or out of a can).

I got this idea from www.foodnetwork.com - a recipe by Claire Robinson
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 10, 2010, 09:42:20 pm
Nice looking dessert jd, how did they taste?
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: JulieO on August 11, 2010, 01:14:02 am
That does look special, nice for serving to guests.  :D
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: judydawn on August 11, 2010, 02:23:44 am
Thanks girls.  It tastes like a light lemony ice-cream Cornish Cream.  The original (I saw Claire make it on Foxtel then found the recipe on the net) she made a batch of lemon curd and mixed it in all in with 2 cups of cream so what hers tastes like I won't know unless I follow her recipe to a T.  Mine was just an experiment to use up some of the curd I had and I was very happy with it.  She served hers with blueberry sauce.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: achookwoman on August 11, 2010, 02:24:40 am
JD,  this looks good and sounds easy.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: cookie1 on August 11, 2010, 03:11:56 am
Lateral thinking Judy. :-* :-*
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: Thermomixer on August 19, 2010, 06:08:57 am
Good work JD. But now you are just getting too fancy with your plate design/decoration   :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: judydawn on August 19, 2010, 09:07:14 am
Thanks Thermomixer - that's the bit that gets the oohs and aahs from guests when you set the plate down in front of them.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: nix on October 14, 2010, 03:26:33 am
Hi
Does anyone know how long this will keep for. I have not done a lot of preserving and I am nervous about giving people food poisoning  ;D
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: achookwoman on October 15, 2010, 02:32:07 am
nix,  don't know how long it will keep,  because of the eggs.   My lemon butter also has eggs and will keep indefinitely in the fridg.  I would make sure the container was sterile ,  but still wouldn't keep it for more than a month.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: troupie on July 07, 2014, 10:12:32 am
This is our all time favourite lemon curd; I use it for all sorts of things, in little lemon cakes, pancakes, on toast and even make ice cream out of it. Thanks Chookie.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 07, 2014, 01:07:37 pm
Thanks Troupie .I had forgotten about this little gem of the recipe. ;D
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: cookie1 on July 07, 2014, 01:54:14 pm
Thanks for bumping it troupie. I remember you telling us about it.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: Droverjess on September 13, 2014, 09:58:16 pm
Made this today with 450g sugar.
Rind and flesh of two lemons, plus juice of half of another lemon, left off pith as don't have Meyer lemons.

Slight glitch, forgot eggs in first ten minute cook as someone came.
Let cool down then added eggs, and started again.
Will fridge tomorrow.

Very good recipe, and very yummy!

Making cake tomorrow and fill,fill,with the part pot leftover.
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: achookwoman on September 13, 2014, 10:27:28 pm
DJ,  this is quite a handy recipe.  Glad you like it. 
Title: Re: Granny Smith and Lemon Curd
Post by: Droverjess on September 14, 2014, 09:10:40 pm
Thanks chookie, gave two pots away today and filled the cake tonight. Will cut and freeze cake tomorrow.
Very delicious
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