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Orange Curd

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Refrigerate to firm up a bit2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Pam / Original by Goodie Godmother


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange zest, about 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons


  • Heat a double boiler (or a heat-proof mixing bowl) placed in a pot of water on the stove over medium heat.
  • Whisk together the sugar, eggs, egg yolks, orange zest, orange juice and lemon juice together in the top portion of the double boiler. 
  • Cook, whisking often, until the mixture thickens and reaches a temperature of 170 degrees. Remove from the heat and immediately whisk in the butter. 
  • Strain the orange curd through a fine mesh strainer into a glass jar or storage container. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes then press a piece of plastic wrap across the top and refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours to firm up a bit. Store sealed in an airtight jar in the refrigerator. 
  • Serve the orange curd on crepes, pancakes & waffles, toast, muffins, or ice cream. Enjoy.