Mango Curd


One of the most versatile desserts to make is a fruit curd. What better fruit to use than mangoes! Use it in your favorite tart shell, in between layers of a cake, or as a spread for scones.

This is one of my son Niam’s favourite things to eat (and make)…check out the video below as he walks you through the recipe. And yes, he’s 4 years old, and going through a MAJOR Spiderman phase right now!

Niam started helping me bake when I was prepping for The Great Canadian Baking Show, now he likes to take over and be the one mixing all the ingredients!

Mango Curd Recipe below, give it a try!


1 cup mango pulp

1/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 Tblsp fresh lime juice

4 tsp cornstarch

Pinch of salt

3 large egg yolks

Pinch of cardamon (optional)

2 Tblsp of cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Whisk the mango pulp, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, cardamon, and salt in a medium saucepan.

  2. Then whisk in the egg yolks.

  3. Cook the mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it’s thick like pudding. This usually takes 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter pieces until incorporated.

  5. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl, pushing it through with a rubber spatula.

  6. Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until completely set, at least 4 hours and up to 4 days.

    Ready to pipe into your favorite tart shells!

This little baker sure has watched a lot of The Great Canadian Baking Show (probably more than most toddlers should!). There’s nothing more rewarding than watching his interest in baking grow and helping out in the kitchen! Niam sure gets excited by baking something on his own. In my experience, if children help make something with you, they are more likely to eat it!

Do you know other toddlers who really enjoy baking? Drop me a line I’d love to hear from you! Happy baking everyone and keep baking with your kids!

Photo credit: CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show

Photo credit: CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show

If you really love mango, also check out my Mango Coconut Burfi recipe here!