Crème Fraiche Orange or Lemon Curd Whipped Topping
|Creme Fraiche and Orange Curd Whipped Topping Recipe|
Makes ¾ cup topping
¼ cup homemade Orange Curd or Lemon Curd
1 tablespoon sugar
Measure the crème fraiche into a bowl and add sugar.
Mix with a spoon until sugar is dissolved.
Add orange curd and beat with a mixer on high until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes.
I used the Orange Curd that I recently made but you could subsitute any flavor curd you have on hand.
If you’re planning on using this whipped topping recipe to frost cake bites or to frost cupcakes you will need to double or even triple the recipe. It worked perfect as a topping for the Fairy Angel Cake bite I sampled it on.
|Fairy Angel Cake Bite|
I don’t think this recipe would work well as the frosting between a layer cake. It is very delicate and the weight from the top layer would probably push the frosting out the sides of the cake.
You could use the orange curd as the filling instead.
Be sure to refrigerate before serving. It is delicate much like a Meringue Buttercream frosting and will not hold up well to heat.
Adjust the sugar to your own tastes. You could probably even omit the sugar if you’re trying to cut back. The curd is sweet on its own and may be enough of a sweetener for you.
This would also be the perfect whipped topping for any custard or lemon pie or tart.
I love creme fraiche and there are many ways that it can be used in dessert making.