Grapefruit Curd


The flavor is buttery and bright with a good balance of tang and sweetness. Store in the refrigerator. Kept refrigerated, grapefruit curd will last for about 1 week, or up to 1 month in the freezer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
10 servings


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, strained

  • 1 medium grapefruit, zested

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • 1 large egg

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed


  1. Pour grapefruit juice into a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer until juice is reduced to about 3/4 cup, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a measuring cup to cool slightly; stir in grapefruit zest.

  2. Whisk sugar, egg yolks, and egg in a bowl until smooth. Whisk warm juice into egg mixture. Pour back into the saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened to the texture of warm pudding and is thick enough to coat your spoon, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Pour the curd through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl to remove zest and any bits of cooked egg. Add butter to the warm curd; stir until butter has melted and the curd is smooth. It will continue to thicken as it cools.

Cook's Note:

Simmering the grapefruit juice will intensify the fruit flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
8g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 81mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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