About 2 cups


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 vanilla beans, halved, split and scraped
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a medium pan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla beans and seeds. Add water and cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until thickened.
  2. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Whisking constantly, pour one fourth of hot sugar mixture into egg yolks; add egg yolk mixture back to hot sugar mixture, whisking to combine. Cook over medium heat for 4 minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Remove vanilla beans from curd; stir in vanilla extract. Let cool; spoon curd into airtight containers and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


  • Cooking with Paula Deen, Paula Deen's Holiday Baking 2007

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