Nigerian Agbalumo Curd

I imagined it would be nice. And it was. Is. 

And mostly from Agbalumo puree.


Agbalumo puree cooked with egg yolks and butter to make a sweet, breakfast/ bread spread.

It takes on the colour of caramel and the lushness of recipes with cooked egg yolks – rich and smooth on the tongue.


So yes, everything about this is perfect. Agbalumo as the ‘bringe’r of tart and pucker, similar to lemons in the classic curd.


Not much to do here but combine Agbalumo puree with a splash of Agbalumo drink or orange juice, eggs, butter, sugar and done.

And perhaps stuff into shells…but we’ll see. More explorations coming soon xxx

Nigerian Agbalumo Curd
A rich curd, made from Agbalumo puree, freshened with orange juice. Perfect for bread and filling tart shells.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
630 calories
128 g
370 g
10 g
11 g
3 g
476 g
93 g
122 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 630
Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 370mg
Sodium 93mg
Total Carbohydrates 128g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 122g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup Agbalumo puree
  2. Splash of freshly squeezed orange juice
  3. 1/2 cup white, granulated sugar
  4. 1 whole egg
  5. 1 egg yolk
  6. 60g ice cold/frozen butter, cut into about 10 pieces
  1. Wash jars with hot, soapy water and rinse well. Fill a large pot half way with cold water and place the jars in it, ensuring there is sufficient water to cover them by 1 - 2 inches. Bring to a boil and leave for 10 minutes. Once done, remove from heat but keep jars in hot water as you prepare the other elements
  2. Combine the agbalumo puree, splash of orange juice and sugar in a small sauce pan
  3. Combine the whole egg and yolk, and pass through a sieve to remove any thick bits. Add this to the agbalumo puree
  4. Stir till it forms a soft mixture then place the pan on very low heat on the stove top – you want the mix to cook, not fry
  5. Let cook for 2-3 minutes and then begin adding the butter, 1 chunk at a time - if you're patient :), mixing well each time till butter is melted before adding another. This will help the mixture emulsify and thicken {I was impatient, I went with 3 at a time}
  6. After 10 – 12 minutes, it should be ready. Don’t worry if the mixture looks thin, it will thicken once it has cooled
  7. Remove the jars from water and spoon into jars. Put lids on top and let cool down.
  8. Refrigerate and use within 2 weeks
  1. There's no end to the things you can do with this curd.
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