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Close up jar of apple curd to spoon, fresh apples and cinnamon sticks.

Apple curd

Author: Sarah Brooks
This homemade apple curd is luxurious and incredibly versatile. With just six ingredients its easy to make and a great way to use lots of fresh apples.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 serves ¼ cup each or approx. 3cups (750mls) curd in total.
Calories 70 kcal


  • 2.2 lbs (1kg) apples (about 9 medium apples)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ stick (85gms) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • ¾ cup (165gms) brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Peel core and dice the apples. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze.
  • Add the apple pieces, lemon juice and two tablespoons of water to a medium pot. Bring to bubbling, cover and simmer for twenty to thirty minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and cooked through.
  • Allow the apple mix to cool, then mash for more textured curd, or blitz with a stick/immersion blender for a smooth curd.
  • Lightly beat the two eggs. Add the apple back to the pot with the sugar, cubed butter, cinnamon and eggs.
  • Cook on medium low, stirring frequently, until curd thickens. Do not turn the heat up to high and stir if frequently to prevent the eggs from catching and scrambling. Remember the mix will thicken more as it cools.
  • Strain the curd through a sieve if you like to remove any lumpy bits of egg and ensure your curd is smooth. Transfer to can jars and store into the fridge for up to one week. Makes approximatly three cups of curd.


This curd will keep in the fridge for up to one week.  Due to the eggs it is not suitable for home caning. 


Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 16mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 0.3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: Apple butter, Apple sauce
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