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Orange Curd

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Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 20 minutes

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1 small jam jar

A luscious orange curd, to be used for other desserts, fillings, or simply to eat by the spoonful!

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  • 2 large egg yolks
  • Zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 20g cold butter


  1. In a saucepan, add in the egg yolks and the caster sugar, then whisk till smooth and combined.

  2. Zest and juice the orange, and add it to pot. Whisk till everything is combined.

  3. Turn on the gas to a medium heat, and cook slowly whilst stirring with a wooden spoon until the curd is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in your cold butter, one cube at a time, until you end up with a thick and smooth curd!

  5. Leave to cool in the pot, then store in a sterilised glass jar up to a month.

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24th Dec, 2017
Tried this using clementines as had 6 yolks left after making a pavlova and no oranges. Readjusted measurements to accommodate 6 yolks and worked lovely. I used 3 clementines and was prob a bit on the sharp side so would just use 2 if I made this again. It was the first time Iv made a curd but was easy to do and would make again.
29th May, 2017
Far too strong tasting, I don't think it needs the juice of a whole orange for such a small quantity of curd.
19th Oct, 2017
Hi Skatkat92. Exactly how much orange juice ( in ml) would you say is needed? Really want to do this soon, would appreciate your suggestion.
19th Oct, 2017
I cannot wait to give this recipe a go in the next couple of days. Is it possible though to have the exact amount of orange juice in ml? just to be crystal clear and avoid error...
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