Blood Orange Curd, an easy homemade curd recipe with blood oranges and a fun alternative to lemon curd.
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Another great blood orange recipe for you today. This homemade blood orange curd turned out way better than I thought it would. I told you I was addicted to blood oranges this week (check out my Blood Orange Margarita from yesterday) and I still have more blood orange recipes on my mind but think I’ll save them until next year so you all don’t think I’ve lost my mind. Coming soon is the Vanilla Walnut Scones recipe in the background.
If you’ve never made curd before you may be surprised that it generally does not have a lot of ingredients. This recipe only contains fresh blood orange juice and zest, egg yolks, sugar, salt, and butter. That’s it! It also goes great with the Mini Scones with Walnuts in the photo above.
Fresh blood orange juice would work a lot better, but if you’re desperate you could try to use bottled blood orange juice. I haven’t tried it, but guessing it would work ok.
You could skip the blood orange zest, but again, I strongly recommend the orange zest if you can. Get yourself a nice zester and it takes no time at all to zest the blood oranges.
I’ve been wanting to make lemon curd for a while, and was actually thinking about posting a recipe for lemon curd when I remembered I had a lot of blood oranges around. Yay! This easy orange curd recipe was a fun alternative to lemon curd.
I don’t know, but the orange curd kind of tasted like an orange creamsicle to me. You will probably think I’m crazy. Now part of me wants to come up with an orange creamsicle cake recipe and use this blood orange curd in between the layers. Ok, I’ll shut up now before I go too far off on a tangent.
There are many many fabulous ways to use this orange blood curd, or any variety of curd for that matter. Here’s a short list that I came up with off the top of my head.
What to do with orange curd:
- Use as a tart or pie filling (a blood orange tart or blood orange pie would be fabulous, just saying)
- Use as a cake filling (spoon the curd between cake layers, such as a vanilla, chocolate, or orange cake)
- Serve with scones, toast, crackers, waffles, French toast, crepes, or anything else you can think of
- Mix into yogurt, cream cheese, or smoothies
- Spread between cookies for a fun sandwich cookie
Do you have more ideas how to use curd? Would love to know your curd ideas! If you’re not sure what to do with it, freeze it! This orange curd is freezer-friendly.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy this homemade Blood Orange Curd! You might also like this recipe for Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread.
Homemade Blood Orange Curd Recipe
- Whisk together egg yolks and sugar in top of a double boiler with simmering water beneath. Whisk until smooth.
- Add blood orange juice, zest, and salt to egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Heat over double boiler about 8-12 minutes or until thickened.
- Remove curd from double boiler and add about 1 tablespoon of butter at a time, stirring after each addition, until melted and smooth.
- Pour curd into container and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of curd. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
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