Blood-Orange Curd


Blood oranges offer citrus lovers another option for baking and eating. The magenta flesh is much sweeter than a navel orange and makes for a gorgeous presentation in desserts and drinks.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
1 cup


  • 3 large eggs

  • 3 egg yolks

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ¼ cup fresh blood orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons finely grated blood orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon coconut juice

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened and cubed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 drop red food coloring, or as desired (Optional)


  1. Whisk eggs, egg yolks, and 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar together in a large metal mixing bowl. Whisk in blood orange juice, blood orange zest, and coconut juice.

  2. Bring a pot of water to a simmer. Place the metal mixing bowl with the curd on top of the simmering water. Cook, stirring constantly with a whisk, until curd begins to thicken, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter until melted and well combined. Add vanilla extract and stir thoroughly. Add food coloring and stir to combine.

  3. Pour curd through a fine mesh sieve into individual ramekins or a single small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.

Cook's Note:

I normally use coconut juice from concentrate because it has a richer flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
30g Fat
23g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 354mg 118%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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