Monday, January 4, 2010

Orange Curd

Yesterday we celebrated Super Scone Sunday in the tea room. We like to vary the scone toppings, so we served Orange Curd instead of the usual Lemon Curd.
A guest requested the Orange Curd recipe, and we're happy to share. Although very similar to Lemon Curd, it has a less tart flavor and slightly thicker texture.
Orange Curd
3 eggs
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. sugar
grated zest of 1 lemon
grated zest of 1 orange
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
6 Tbsp. orange juice
In large microwave safe 4 c. measuring bowl, whisk eggs until well blended. Add remaining ingredients, whisking until combined. Place in microwave, and heat in one minute increments, whisking after each minute, for approximately 4 - 5 minutes, until the curd thickens and 'puffs' up. Cover top with saran wrap and place in refrigerator overnight before serving. The Orange Curd will thicken as it chills.

3 comments:

Martha said...

I love any curd -- lemon, orange, lime or even raspberry!

Only thing better on a scone is real Devonshire cream!

Marilyn said...

Yummm! I haven't tried Orange Curd.

parTea lady said...

Sounds delicious. I make lemon curd in the microwave, but have never made orange curd.