Pasteurization kills bacteria present in food. As long as cross-contamination does not occur (from hands, utensils or other foods) pasteurized foods should be safe for even those in high risk groups.
To pasteurize recipes containing eggs, 160 degrees F must be reached or 140 degrees F reached and held for three minutes.
To pasteurize eggs at home, Debbie Wilburn of Poultry Today suggests the following method:
Combine at least 2 tablespoons of the liquid in the recipe for each beaten egg or egg yolk (4 egg yolks, 8 tablespoons liquid). Liquids used can be water, juice, milk or flavorings; but not oil or margarine.
Cook this mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until it just starts to bubble. Mixture should be thickened and should coat a spoon; if a candy thermometer is handy, use it.
If the mixture looks like it might start to curdle, remove it from heat and stir rapidly, return to low heat and continue cooking.
This pasteurization technique can be used for all recipes calling for uncooked eggs or egg yolks, containing at least 2 tablespoons of liquid per egg. More liquid can be used if the recipe contains more.