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Creamy Pineapple Curd in a jar with a spoon on a wooden tray.

Easy Pineapple Curd

Barbara Hall
An easy pineapple curd that is super creamy and tastes like an island breeze.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Bake Time 18 mins
Chill 1 d
Total Time 1 d 28 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 51 kcal


  • 1 cup Pineapple juice Dole in 100% fruit juice
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 6 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter unsalted cubed


  • Add the 2 whole eggs and the 4 egg yolks into a bowl and whisk them. You will be adding hot liquid to temper the eggs later. Take ½ cup of pineapple juice and whisk in the cornstarch, then set it aside.
  • Add the sugar, lemon juice, and ½ cup of the pineapple juice to a 2qt saucepan, heating over medium heat. After the sugar has melted and using a whisk, stir in the pineapple-cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and continue whisking for about 3 minutes for the mixture to thicken.
  • Take the pan off the heat and whisk 1 spoonful of the pineapple-cornstarch mixture into the bowl of whisked eggs to temper. It took about 5 to 6 spoonsful to bring the eggs to a warm temperature. Gradually whisk the tempered eggs into the pan with the pineapple-cornstarch mixture. Return the saucepan to the stove on a medium heat setting.
  • Whisk for about 3 minutes until fully thickened, then take the pan off the heat. Add the cubed butter and whisk until incorporated. If you see pieces of egg or lumps in the curd, strain. Pour the curd into a glass jar and take plastic wrap and place it over the curd. Make sure it touches the curd; this stops a crust from forming on the top. After half an hour of sitting on the counter, move the jar to the refrigerator after replacing the plastic wrap with an air-tight lid. I like to keep it overnight in the fridge, stirring occasionally.


Calories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 15mgFiber: 0.03gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 81IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.1mg
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