Orange Curd

    Orange Curd

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    This is a recipe I found many years ago and I make it regularly when baking my chocolate orange tart. Any citrus fruit can be used depending upon what you're baking.

    Makes: 2 Jars full

    • 4 teaspoons orange zest
    • 160ml fresh orange juice (2 to 4 oranges)
    • 400g sugar
    • 140g butter
    • 4 eggs
    • 3 egg yolks, lighly beaten

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. In a medium saucepan over a medium heat, combine orange zest, orange juice and sugar then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
    2. Add butter and stir until it has melted and combined. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
    3. Beat the eggs and yolks into the cooled orange mixture until well blended.
    4. Return to the heat and cook over medium-low heat, stirring continuously for 10 to 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon.
    5. Remove from the heat then cover and refrigerate for half an hour.
    6. Pour into sterilised glass jars, seal and leave to cool completely. Store in the fridge.


    It will keep unopened in the fridge for up to 3 months then for 3 weeks once opened.

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