Angel Food cupcakes with a curd filling are a great way to celebrate the whole egg in this tasty dessert.
The inspiration for this little dessert came from myCitrus Curd recipe. As I mentioned, I have way too many pomelo’s in my backyard — as well as a lemon tree — so during spring and summer citrus curd is a must-make. But I do feel bad tossing those egg whites…
This curd recipe works well with any citrus fruit — lemons, limes, grapefruits. Plus it makes enough to fill a whole 9-inch tart, six 6-inch tartlets (see my Perfect Pastry recipe), or you can simply jar it and store it in the fridge for later. The balance of the sour-sweet-buttery flavors of this simple citrus curd can lend itself nicely to both sweet and savory dishes (or, hey, just spread it on some toast). Try my Angel Food Curd Cupcakes!
I first made this pie for a Christmas party. But fans of pecans, pie — and bourbon! — will enjoy this recipe any time of the year. For a little something special, melt a bit of chocolate and lightly drizzle it over the completed, cool pie.