This beautiful, vibrant blood orange curd is gorgeous spread over hot crumpets or toast!
My favourite Winter fruit has to be blood oranges. Their beautiful ruby colour draws me in, but I also love the taste – they have a slightly sour edge that is not dissimilar to pink grapefruit.
They are especially lovely in fruit salads. Or simply on their own with some Greek yoghurt and a drizzling of honey.
The vibrancy of your curd will very much depend on the colour of your blood oranges, so please don’t be sad if your curd turns out paler than you anticipated.
If you manage to get your hands on some really gorgeous, crimson blood oranges then please…do yourself a favour and make some curd! Your morning toast/pancake/crumpet/scone will thank you for it.
This recipe is super easy, I promise. No double boiling or straining required!
How many jars of curd will this recipe make?
This recipe will give you two medium (385ml) jars of curd. I don’t recommend making bigger batches of curd simply because it doesn’t have the same keeping quality as other preserves, like jam for instance.
How long will the curd keep for?
The curd will keep well for up to one week in the fridge.
Do I need to sterilise the jars when making fruit curd?
To sterilize the jars, all I do is wash them (and the lids) in very hot soapy water. Give them a good scrub, rinse them, shake off the excess water and place them in a very low oven (110C) to dry. Alternatively, you can put them in the dishwasher, then dry them off in a low oven (110C).
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Blood Orange Curd
Spreading this vibrant, tangy blood orange curd on fresh bread, crumpets or whatever you feel like will lift your spirits on a cold, grey Winters morning.
- The zest and juice of three blood oranges
- 200 g caster sugar
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 115 g unsalted butter, cubed
- Zest the oranges and squeeze the juice from them. You should get around 200ml of juice from the 3 oranges.
- Finely chop the zest.
- Place the orange zest and juice, sugar and butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Melt over a low heat until all the butter has melted and everything is smooth.
- Very slowly add the beaten egg, a little at a time, stirring the whole time. Make sure the heat isn't too high - the last thing you want is orange flavoured scrambled eggs!
- Once all the egg has been added, continue to stir over a low-medium heat until the curd thickens. How long it takes depends on the heat of your hob - mine took about 8 minutes.
- You'll know it's ready when the mixture easily coats the back of a spoon without running down.
- At this stage, take the curd off the heat immediately and pour into your your sterilized jars. The curd will thicken a little more as it cools.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 25 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
Calories and Nutritional information are calculated by a third party application and should be used as a rough guide only.
Hmmm… I recently made orange curd and it was good but very mild in orange-y-ness. My amounts were similar to yours but I didn’t use the rind. I make lemon curd all the time and love it really zesty… I think I’ll stick with lemon! Glad yours turned out well.
Hi Laura, I love really zesty lemon curd too – the recipe I use has six lemons! Have you ever tried passionfruit curd? It’s delicious!
I’m really not a fan of passionfruit. One of the few foods I avoid!
Looks delicious and I have to agree, passionfruit curd is really something else. So yummy!
That is just dying to be smothered over a good sponge! yum. I loved your bakewell inspired couronne from a while back! I gave it ago and used your filling recipe…it was yum so thank you.
John’s not the biggest fan either!
Thank you, I’m so pleased you enjoyed it! 🙂
Yikes, that looks good! First time I ever made lemon curd I was really surprised how easy it was, must give this one a go too.
Thanks so much for sharing with Tea Time Treats!
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Wow that looks great! Maybe you could use these curds to make a blood orange meringue pie!! :)))
That would be fabulous!