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Homemade Orange Curd

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Author Cathy Trochelman


  • 2 medium navel oranges
  • 1 tsp. orange extract
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 6 egg yolks beaten
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • tsp. kosher salt


  1. Zest oranges, then cut them in half and squeeze to juice them.
  2. Combine orange zest and juice (about ½ c.) in a medium saucepan.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  4. After about 5 minutes the mixture should start to boil gently.
  5. Continue boiling, stirring constantly 3-4 minutes more.
  6. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature before using.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.