What is fruit curd? It doesn't have a pretty name, but it's such a luxurious treat. Dessert curd is created by cooking eggs with fruit juice (usually citrus), zest, sugar, and sometimes butter. There's a thousand variations on the actual ingredients and methods for making curd, but the result is the same - a rich, smooth spread that can be used in a hundred different ways.
How to use orange curd? Spread it on your favorite breakfast carbs such as pancakes, waffles, French toast, scones, or even fluffy buttermilk biscuits. Use thicker curds as a filling for cakes, cupcakes, tarts, and pies. Drizzle over ice cream. Toast a slice of your favorite sweet quickbread and serve with a dollop of curd. You can even use it as a base in citrusy adult cocktails, yum!
I made this blood orange curd when I found myself with some extra egg yolks after making a batch of almond meringue cookies. I still had some fresh blood oranges sitting in my fridge waiting to be put to good use. One thing led to another, and here we are. The proportions in this recipe will yield a nice pourable curd perfect for spreading and drizzling. Keep it in a mason jar in the fridge and it should be good for about 2 weeks. Enjoy!Print
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