Homemade Orange Curd

Homemade Orange Curd is Sweeter than Lemon Curd and so much better and fresher than store-bought !

If you have ever made Lemon Curd at home, you will know it taste so much better than any brand in the supermarkets.

Homemade Orange Curd is the same. Much, much tastier {and fresher!} than anything you will find in the stores. I have actually been looking for Orange Curd in our supermarkets, but could only find the Lemon version, which of course is very popular – no Orange though !

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This Orange Curd can be used to spread on toast, over hot breakfast muffins or buns, as a filling in citrus cakes and a bunch of other things as well.

You can also eat a spoonful, or more if you so wish … just saying ! The Orange is much sweeter than the very sour taste of the Lemon and kids will love this sweeter version.

Want it a little more tart ? –  add the Grated Peel of the Oranges to the mixture in step 1.

Homemade Orange Curd

yields 2 cups


200g Butter
2 cups Caster Sugar
2 cups Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice {about 6 – 8 Oranges}
4 Egg Yolks, lightly beaten
1/4 cup Cornflour (Cornstarch)
About 2 TB Water


1.) Place the Butter, Caster Sugar and Orange Juice in a medium saucepan – heat over medium heat, beating continuously with a wire whisk, until the Butter has melted and the Sugar has dissolved – not to boiling point yet.
2.) Lower the heat to slow – add the Egg Yolks in a thin stream to the Orange Juice mixture – do not stop beating – simmer and beat the mixture until it thicken slightly and become like a syrup.
3.) Mix the Cornflour with just enough Water to make it a fluid – add to the saucepan and beat until the Curd has thickened to the same consistency as a thick custard.
4.) Remove from the heat and let cool completely – stir well – bottle and keep chilled for up to 7 days.

You can use the Orange Curd as soon as it has cooled completely.

Homemade Orange Curd ~ Sweeter than Lemon Curd and so much better and fresher than store-bought !

13 thoughts on “Homemade Orange Curd”

  1. Linda, what a wonderful idea to make Orange Curd! I love lemon curd, so I know I will enjoy this. The photos are so pretty! Thank you for sharing this at Treasure Box Tuesday- PINNED and tweeted! ♥

  2. While I've heard of it, I've never made–or even had lemon curd. So orange curd is definitely new to me. I'll have to keep this in mind when my citrus tree is ready. Thank you for sharing.

  3. thanks for the recipe. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  4. I've never made curd, but it's on my list of projects for this year. I love citrus. My name is Katie and I host Inspired Weekends, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  5. Mmm! This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with us over at Tell it To Me Tuesday. We hope you come link up with us again next week!

    1. Meral, it is two tablespoons of Water {TB = short for tablespoon} Replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment

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