Tangy and sweet! Spread on toast, rolls, or your favorite pumpkin quick bread. Delicious served warm over ice cream or pancakes. Endless possibilities. Also makes a nice addition to a holiday gift basket of home made baked goods.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
10 mins
1 1/2 cups


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cranberries and water in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to open and pop, about 10 minutes. Lightly crush cranberries with a spoon or potato masher; remove from heat.n

  • Combine egg yolks and egg in a bowl; add sugar and whisk until frothy and smooth. Spoon 1 tablespoon hot cranberry mixture into egg mixture and whisk immediately. Continue adding hot cranberry mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time and whisking after each addition, until 1/2 cup hot cranberry mixture has been incorporated.n

  • Pour cranberry-egg mixture into hot cranberry mixture and immediately whisk together. Blend mixture with an immersion blender until curd is silky and smooth.n

  • Cook curd over medium heat, whisking constantly, until a low boil is reach and curd coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Add butter to curd and whisk continuously until incorporated.n

Cook's Notes:

Substitute orange juice for the water, if desired.

Place warm curd in clean jars and refrigerate if not using warm.

You can run the berries through a strainer at the end of Step 1 if you want to remove any pulp. If you do, then skip the pureeing part in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts

55 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 7.5g; fat 2.7g; cholesterol 38.4mg; sodium 4.5mg. Full Nutrition