Citrus Curd

Citrus CurdRecipe
Oxmoor House
A thick-skinned navel orange will yield the best rind for this recipe. Spoon this refreshing curd over Ginger-Honey Bread or fresh fruit.


3 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 6 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes


2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind (about 3 lemons)
1 tablespoon grated lime rind (about 3 limes)
1 tablespoon grated orange rind (1 large orange)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
4 large eggs, lightly beaten


Combine first 7 ingredients in a heavy nonaluminum saucepan. Cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until butter melts and sugar dissolves.

Gradually whisk about one-fourth of hot sugar syrup into beaten eggs; add to remaining hot syrup, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 12 to 15 minutes, stirring gently, or until curd thickens and coats a spoon; let cool. Cover and chill overnight.