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Side angle of orange curd in a small glass jar with a spoon set inside

Orange Curd

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes + 2 hours chilling
  • Yield: 1 ⅓ cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American


Citrusy and tangy, this orange curd is a fun and flavorful take on classic lemon curd. Use it in a variety of ways including parfaits, cakes, tarts and more!


  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup minced orange zest
  • ⅓ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced and chilled


Whisk yolks, eggs, honey, sugar, zest, orange juice, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt in medium saucepan until smooth. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with whisk or rubber spatula, until mixture thickens slightly and registers 172°F, 8–10 minutes.

Off heat, whisk in chilled butter until melted. Strain lemon curd through fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Press a piece of plastic wrap against surface of curd and chill 2 hours, or until set.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 119
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 74mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 140mg

Keywords: orange curd, honey orange curd, homemade curd

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