Delicious Fresh Cranberry Orange Curd

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Cranberry orange curd! This delicious spread is made with freshly squeezed orange juice and raw cranberries.  Enjoy with scones and buttermilk biscuits or pack up and give as gifts during the holidays!

Creamy and delicious cranberry orange curd! Easy to make and can be packaged beautifully to give during the holiday season #cranberry #curd | thefoodeiaffair

We are at the tail end of the very short harvest season for fresh cranberries, so if you didn’t make cranberry sauce for your Thanksgiving feast there is still time to use up those seasonal berries with this curd recipe!

I absolutely love the rich tangy flavor of lemon curd on biscuits, cookies or right smack in the middle of thumbprint cookies and thought “hey, I bet cranberries would be another delicious base for curd!”

Creamy and delicious cranberry orange curd! Easy to make and can be packaged beautifully to give during the holiday season #cranberry #curd | thefoodeiaffair

Cranberry Orange Curd make great gifts for the holiday season!

Tasty, festive and so pretty too!  The berries started out ruby red, but once the butter and eggs are added it turns light pink in color.

I made two batches and packaged each little jar with a tea bag and knife spreader!  These were gifts for my co-workers for all their support over the past eleven years.

I’m now two weeks into my new position and I’ve already had two potlucks!  Phew, the transition has been seamless – haha!

Enjoy this seasonal curd in yogurt, oatmeal or package them up for hostess gifts during the holiday season!

Creamy and delicious cranberry orange curd! Easy to make and can be packaged beautifully to give during the holiday season #cranberry #curd | thefoodeiaffair

Delicious Fresh Cranberry Orange Curd
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cranberries, fresh
  • ¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1¼ cup sweetener (I used a sugar alternative - Swerve)
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan bring the cranberries and orange juice to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook until the berries burst and begin to soften (approximately 5 minutes).
  2. Remove from heat and put in a heat proof food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Put cranberries back in the saucepan and over low heat add the sweetener and butter. Stir until smooth.
  4. Temper the eggs by slowly whisking about ¼ cup of the cranberry sauce into the beaten eggs. Repeat with another ¼ cup of sauce.
  5. Add the tempered eggs into the saucepan and continue to whisk until the eggs are incorporated into the curd. Cook for an additional 5-8 minutes or until the mix begins to thicken. Cool and store in a glass container in the refrigerator.

Creamy and delicious cranberry orange curd! Easy to make and can be packaged beautifully to give during the holiday season #cranberry #curd | thefoodeiaffair

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24 Comments on Delicious Fresh Cranberry Orange Curd

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    Melanie says:
    November 28, 2016

    This looks delicious! I would definitely like it on a biscuit.

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    Tina Dawson says:
    November 28, 2016

    This is so perfect for this season – plus I have a surplus of cranberries this year!

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      November 28, 2016

      Awesome! Perfect timing to add some curd to your menu!

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    Emily says:
    November 28, 2016

    Yum! This is a new recipe for me to try. I know it will become a hit with my family, love the combination of the cranberries and orange flavors. So yummy!

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      November 28, 2016

      Cranberry and orange are a great duo for sure! It’s hard to resist just eating this curd by the spoonful 🙂

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    November 28, 2016

    Wow this is such a pretty color! I love curds and giving this as a gift is perfect! Great work on this!

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    November 29, 2016

    What a delicious idea! Cranberries are so versatile, I just love them!

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      November 29, 2016

      I wish the fresh berries were available all year. I would definitely use them often!

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    Angela says:
    November 29, 2016

    LOVE the sound of this!!!! I cant resist a biscuit and this curd souls incredible!! Great flavor combo!

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    Kim Lee says:
    November 29, 2016

    Love the cranberry orange combo and what a great gift idea!

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    Diane says:
    November 29, 2016

    It sure looks delicious! Great combination of flavors, perfect gift idea!

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      November 30, 2016

      It’s so fun to give gifts from the kitchen and this curd is delicious!

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    Theresa Sutton says:
    November 29, 2016

    I have never heard of the before but it looks delicious. I am going to have to give it a try!

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      November 30, 2016

      I hope you enjoy trying this curd Theresa! It’s quite a treat!

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    November 29, 2016

    I made some cranberry scones over the weekend, and I think this would be the perfect accompaniment.

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    Ana says:
    November 30, 2016

    Hi there – was just wondering how long this would keep for? It looks so yummy, but I have to make my holiday gifts in advance and wouldn’t want it to spoil beforehand!

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      November 30, 2016

      Hi Ana, This will be fine refrigerated for a couple of weeks. You can extend the life by trying a couple of preserving tips – I found some information here that you might find helpful.

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    December 2, 2016

    Pink and pretty and of course down right delicious. Sharing, of course!

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