Need Help With Curd's Not Getting Thicker!

Decorating By Misdawn Updated 23 Jun 2008 , 11:38am by springlakecake

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Misdawn Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 4:03pm
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Please help! icon_cry.gif I'm making the pineapple curd recipe from the Cake Mix Doctor's cookbook.

1 15 oz can pineapple with juice
1 T lemon juice
1 T flour
1/2 c sugar
1 stick of butter, cut into pieces
3 large eggs

Mix in saucepan over medium heat (do not boil). 6-8 minutes until thick.

Help!! It's not working! It's as thin as water. I added about 4 t cornstarch dissolved in cold water after I had been stirring the stuff for 25 minutes! Still not thicker! What do I do?

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thecakebox Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 5:27am
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might just be your recipe, you need to boil flour for the thickening properties to fully develop, whereas cornstarch thickens fully right before boiling. HTH

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springlakecake Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 11:38am
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If it is as thin as water, that sounds suspicious, especially after the cornstarch. However, sometimes it needs to fully cool before it thickens. Like sometimes HOURS. I make a raspberry filling and really it is best to leave it overnight to thicken.

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