This cranberry-orange curd is not only easy to make, it makes the perfect accompaniment to baked goods and pastries over the holidays. If your prefer a smoother texture, press the cranberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve after blending in the food processor. This makes enough to fill a pint jar.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
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30 mins
16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Pour orange juice into a measuring cup and add enough water to make 3/4 cup liquid. Pour into a medium saucepan.

  • Add orange zest, cranberries, and sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have burst, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Pour cranberry mixture into a food processor or blender; blend until smooth, 10 to 20 seconds. Reserve 1/3 cup and return remaining cranberry mixture to saucepan over low heat.

  • Whisk egg yolks together in a small bowl. Slowly add reserved cranberry mixture, whisking constantly. Slowly whisk egg-cranberry mixture back into the saucepan and continue whisking for 5 minutes, or until mixture is thickened and the curd coats the back of a metal spoon. Add butter and whisk until melted and fully incorporated.

  • Pour into a sterile jar and allow to cool. Curd keeps in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 10.2g; fat 2.3g; cholesterol 42.2mg; sodium 12.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Quite easy to make and I got a very creamy texture with just the blender. I did not have oranges, I had some very ,very small mandarins and used four. I believe i would cut back on the zest next time, or even cut it out altogether. It's a sharp flavor that not all like and you get plenty of the orange tang without it. Or, at least I did as these mandarine were almost tangerine tart. I'll make again. I love it! Didn't take a pic. Sorry! Read More