Homemade Orange Curd Recipe

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Homemade Orange Curd Recipe is the most amazing orange curd you’ll ever eat! It’s smooth, creamy, tart, and sweet. With just five ingredients, this sauce is a great way to brighten your favorite ice cream, pies, cakes, cheesecakes, pancakes, and biscuits.

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Scratch-made Orange Zest Pound Cake

Freshly squeezed orange juice gives this sauce a bright, fresh flavor.

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Homemade Orange Curd Recipe

You’re probably familiar with lemon curd, but did you know you can turn any citrus whether it’s lemons, oranges, limes, and even grapefruits into a curd. It’s a simple process. The recipe below will work for any citrus fruit.

This simple recipe doesn’t have many ingredients but it sure makes a big impact on cakes, ice cream, pancakes, muffins, and waffles. In fact, it will boost the flavor of anything you serve it on.

Scratch-made Orange Zest Pound Cake

Homemade Orange Curd Recipe

Homemade Orange Curd is so easy and bright. Great on ice cream, cake, cheesecake, pancakes, and more.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
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  • cup sugar
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice fresh
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten


  • Stir together all the ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan. 
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 10 to 12 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly. (The orange curd will be ready when it begins to form bubbles around the edge of the pan and coats the back of a spoon.)
  • You may strain the sauce to remove the zest and any pieces of cooked egg. Or, if you prefer a chunkier texture left the zest in the curd.
  • Use immediately or store in a clean jar with lid and refrigerate up to one week.


Recipe from Paula @CallMePMc.com All images and content are copyright protected. 


Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 138g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 136g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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