Curd is a dessert spread and topping usually made with citrus or other acidic fruits. This version uses Strawberry Guava. The result is a sweet, creamy sauce-like topping perfect for breads, muffins, cakes, ice cream, yogurt, and anything else that needs a wild flavor burst.
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup Strawberry Guava puree
4 egg yolks
1 vanilla bean—split, seeds scraped
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into Tablespoons, chilled
In a saucepan, whisk the sugar and cornstarch.
Whisk in the guava puree, egg yolks and vanilla seeds. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until thick, about 6 minutes.
Remove from the heat; whisk in the butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until it’s all incorporated.