Blueberry, blackcurrant and basil curd


If you like lemon curd, this summer fruit curd makes a nice twist on that classic. Purple basil leaves add an extra fragrant note.



  1. Heat the blueberries, blackcurrants and one tablespoon of water in a pan for five minutes to release the juices. Set aside while you zest and juice the lemon.

  2. Add the lemon zest and juice, butter and sugar to a heatproof bowl placed over a pan filled with gently simmering water and heat until the sugar has dissolved, then set aside for a minute or so.

  3. Whisk the eggs well in a separate bowl, pour through a sieve into the bowl set over water. Add the fruit and the basil leaves. Keep stirring over a low heat for about 25-30 minutes.

  4. Sieve again into a jug then pour into sterilised jars to serve.

Recipe Tips

Store this curd in the fridge and eat within a week.