Home Made Fruit Curd, Fruit Cheeses, Fruit Butters

These are the latest home made fruit cheese, fruit curd and fruit butter recipes from the authors of the  best selling Easy Jams, Chutneys & Preserves on the allotment garden web site. The links will open in a new window and take you directly to them.

Fruit Curd Butter Cheese RecipesFruit Butters & Cheeses

Fruit butters and fruit cheese are old-fashioned names for preserves made with fruit puree and sugar. Generally the fruits used for jellies are also the best ones for butter and cheeses and they can even be made from the pulp left in the jelly bag after the juice has dripped. Two products from one fruit!

Fruit butters are soft and spreadable. They are a particularly useful way for dealing with a glut of wild fruits and, as less sugar is required for this sort of preserve, they are very economical.

Fruit cheeses are made from a stiff fruit puree. This is a good way of preserving fruit which has a lot of pips or stones. They use a larger proportion of sugar to puree than fruit butters.

Fruit Curd

Fruit curds are not strictly speaking a preserve, although you’ll find lemon curd on the shop shelf next to the jams. Whatever, curds are delicious and versatile. They make a great filling for tarts and cakes as well as thickly spread on bread and butter.

Because of the lightly cooked eggs in them, there are health implications and home made curds are probably best avoided by pregnant ladies, babies, younger children and the elderly or anyone who is at particular risk from salmonella. It is a very small risk, but nonetheless a risk.

Home Made Fruit Curd Recipes

Home Made Fruit Cheeses & Butter Recipes

Home Made Preserves