Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cherimoya Curd


I've been absent here for the last few weeks more than ever. With traveling, some urgent personal business to attend to, more German house guests, work and blah blah blah. Sometimes life takes over..


I just spent 8 days at our friends avocado farm in Temecula CA. They were harvesting the avocados  and I am sure I ate half the grove before I left. These are dear long time friends of mine who indulgently let me run wild in their orchard whenever I'm visiting. I was planning on baking with their tasty Hass avocados as well as the kumquats, lemons and sugar sweet pink grapefruits that were all falling off the trees but I only got as far as this cherimoya curd which was originally part of a plan to make cherimoya vanilla cupcakes but then that urgent personal business took over and well....all I was left with at the end of my stay was curd.


However,  it's amazing curd. Delicious curd. Delectable eaten straight with locally grown blueberries on top curd (trying to get over my irrational dislike of the word curd by using it over and over.)


These cherimoyas were going soft but the flavor was at it's peak creating a unique tasting treat. Putting the berries on top really enhanced the flavor.


To make the curd, I used the recipe for Starfruit Curd by Global Table Adventure. Instead of juicing the star fruits. I used one cup of cherimoya pulp (with seeds removed). I put it in the food processor until smooth and added it to the recipe. Wow!

12 comments:

  1. I love exotic fruit, especially cherimoya, and using it to make a curd is genius and once again, more proof of your amazing creativity. I'm definitely going to give it a shot, along with the starfruit version :)

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  2. This may sound terribly arrogant or more likely ignorant, but I surprisingly had no knowledge of this fruit. I consider myself pretty well versed when it comes to food... But had to google that puppy. Sounds interesting and like something I need to check further into.
    What great friends to have. I can imagine eating my way through a grove of avocados armed with a little salt and vinegar. Your skin must be glowing :-)

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  3. I've never had a cherimoya before but I'd love to try this curd!

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  4. I love cherimoya and never though of making it into a curd. I bet the flavor is wonderful. Gotta hunt down some cherimoya to make this.

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  5. I too have an aversion to the word *curd* but this cherimoya (new to me) looks pretty darn good and I'm betting it would make some fabulous cupcakes when things settle down for you.

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  6. Wow I have never seen this fruit before! What is the flavor? The curd, though, looks stupendous! I would love to see those cupcakes!

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  7. Came for the cherimoya curd, staying in hopes of some avocado recipes! (Please??)

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  8. oh i've never heard of this cherimoya before but it does look really good! And mmmm the curd looks like it would be so great on a fruit salad! Oh and cherimoya cupcakes sound absolutely DELICIOUS!

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  9. It sounds amazing. I've never seen a cherimoya before. I'll be on the look out.

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  10. I think if I worked on an avocado farm I'd be the size of a house!! Love the cherimoya curd! We call them 'custard apples' down under...can just imagine their gorgeous creaminess being amazing in a curd! :)

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  11. I'm not exactly sure what cherimoya but in the pictures it looks a lot like what we call custard apple. Years back when most of this area was farm everyone would have one along with avacados and persimmons. How fun that you have run of the amazing produce from your friends farm.

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  12. This looks absolutely delicious.

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