Yes, that is an actual thing.
I googled it and found recipes, so it must be real.
Apparently this year has been a bumper year for apples.
The harvest from our baby tree in the garden could not really be described as bumper, but we did actually have more than two apples this year, so hurray!
And it seems like everywhere I go, I see boxes and bags of apples at the bottom of people’s drives, laid out for anyone who wants them.
And I want them.
Three cheers for free food!
I’ve mostly been stewing them, and we’ve been munching our way through it for breakfast (topped with yoghurt and muesli is my favourite way at the moment), but I’ve also been using them in our fruit leathers, and have made apple cake, apple tart, and now, apple curd!
I know! Apple curd!
The recipe I found was this one here from All Recipes.
If I’m brutally honest, in a blind taste test, I would probably say this was slightly lumpy lemon curd. It does taste really quite lemon-y. But there is a definite undertone of apple there if you concentrate.
Does anyone know if the lemon is crucial for getting it to set? Or could I try without the lemon (or maybe halve the amount)?
Regardless of whether it tastes like apple curd, or lemon curd, it tastes pretty awesome, and I’ve been able to use up some apples. I seem to find it impossible to walk past a box of bag of apples going spare, and keep bringing more and more home.
If you have a favourite apple recipe, please do share to prevent the apples from taking over the lower floor of my house… (and I’ll do a round up post of everyone’s faves!)