A citrus trio makes a custard that's simultaneously sweet and tart. Beautiful Desserts

Rori Spinelli
November 1997

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a double boiler or a large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan with 1 inch of simmering water, whisk the lemon, grapefruit and orange juices with the eggs and sugar until combined. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until smooth and thick, 10 to 12 minutes; do not let the custard boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter.

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  • Strain the custard into a bowl and stir in the grated citrus zests. Stir fro 1 minute to cool slightly, then cover with wax paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

  • Spoon the citrus custard into shallow bowls or stemmed glasses and garnish with the fig wedges. Serve the custard with butter cookies.

Make Ahead

The custard can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

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