Blood Orange Curd

Blood Orange Curd|

With this luscious Blood Orange Curd, I am celebrating the season of gorgeous blood oranges!

Blood Orange Curd|

Indeed, we’re currently not eating desserts. Don’t get twisted by this Lavender Cake and this Rose Raspberry Layer Cake.  They happened a long time ago. As I said, we are not eating sweets these days. Period.

Well, just for the record, we buy some ice cream every weekend. I don’t count bought sweets. If I did that, that would be too much to count. And we’ve cut down on ice cream too. Instead of 3 large containers we are buying only two now.

Blood Orange Curd|

There’s a reason for doing that. Andrey has (finally!) given up smoking. We had been trying to do that for at least 5 years, and this year he was strong enough (sure with my valuable support) to make this step. It’s been only 2 months, but I think we are doing well (Andrey is still grumpy and irritated time by time).

But as you may know, people trying to give up smoking, often discover another side of this process. They become hungry gluttonous. Besides feeling hungry, he is having some issues with his back so he is not working out to burn the excessive calories for the time being.

Blood Orange Curd|

That’s why I’ve promised to have a timeout after those two cakes.

As a result, I made this scrumptious Blood Orange Curd. See the connection? Not really? Strange!

It’s simple. First of all, it’s the blood orange season which I couldn’t miss! Secondly, Andrey doesn’t like curd so it’s not an issue at all. Is that clear now?

Blood Orange Curd|

This Blood Orange Curd isn’t that tart as lemon one, but it’s very luscious and scrumptious, with some lovely acid notes.

You should try it. Period.

In a meanwhile, I’ve got some other ideas, and I may make another 1-2 kinds of curd soon.

Blood Orange Curd|

Blood Orange Curd

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Luscious and sweet Blood Orange Curd.


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice, with pulp
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 125 gr. butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar


  1. In a medium, heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the juice, sugar, and yolks.
  2. Cook at medium heat, stirring frequently with a whisk, until thickened, for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Cool and then keep refrigerated.


16 Thoughts on “Blood Orange Curd

  1. Super creative, AGAIN! This blood orange curd sounds absolutely fantastic, Ben! AAAA, love the colour :)
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  2. Never tired to make blood orange curd, but will now ;) Congrats to trying to get healthy (sans ice cream every weekend). It’s so hard when you have a food blog and like to eat all the delicious food :)
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  3. Oh my gosh! Congratulations on quitting smoking. Just look at that gorgeous color of curd. And that dripping shot is simply making me drool. I can finish this jar full of blood orange curd right away. YUM!
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  4. Way to go Andrey for quitting smoking. That’s a tough one. At least he had your support. This is so creative Ben and I love blood oranges. Love this curd! You can spread that on lots of things…
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  5. Gahh, I LOVE blood oranges and blood orange curd and yours looks seriously delicious, Ben! Super creamy and totally dreamy! I could eat it by the spoonful straight from the jar! Congrats to A for quitting smoking! That is NO easy feat! He deserves a few vats of this curd and like 7 gallons of ice cream. Cheers, buddy!
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  6. Oh man – all of them but especially that last picture has me swooning! My mouth is literally watering! So delicious, Ben!

  7. I’m such a big fan of lemon curd so I know I’m going to love this. I’m also loving the pictures. Great job Ben!
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  8. What a great idea to use blood oranges in a curd, Ben. I could totally get behind this on a nicely toasted piece of grain bread (which I see you have there as well)! I could also get behind this one on a cake…but seeing as how cake is off limits in your house right now, then I’ll settle for toast. Cake should also be off limits for us right now, too. Our gym schedule is all mixed up (as in it doesn’t exist) thanks to little Robbie. So we’re having to be more careful about what we eat now. Bah!
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