Orange Curd

Taking a break from lemon curd and because I have a big box of oranges, I decided to make Orange Curd instead. WOW! It’s delicious. It tastes like a creamsicle: sweet and refreshing. And because oranges are already sweet, I cut my sweetener in half!

(Pictured is my orange curd on top of Fage Greek yogurt. It’s sooooo good!)


  • 5-6 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons of butter (cut up into 4 pieces) or coconut oil
  • the juice and zest of 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup of agave nectar (or other sweetener)
  1. Set up a bain marie or heat-proof bowl over simmering water.
  2. Add the egg yolks, orange juice and zest, and agave nectar. Use a whisk to stir and combine the ingredients.
  3. Slowly add small pieces of butter until it’s all in the bowl. Whisk the butter into the mixture as you add it.
  4. Gently simmer and occasionally blend the mixture until it thickens (about 5 minutes). Try not to let it get clumpy.
  5. Once it is the consistency of custard, take it off the heat, cool in a bowl or pan of cold water to stop it from cooking, and then store it in the refrigerator.

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