Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 35 Mins
Serves 20 (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups, but you can easily double it. Simply allow more time for the curd to thicken.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until cranberries pop. Place cranberry mixture in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Strain cranberry mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl; discard solids.

Step 2

Combine sugars and butter in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined. Add egg yolks and egg, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in cranberry mixture, cornstarch, and salt. Place mixture in the top of a double boiler. Cook over simmering water until a thermometer registers 160° and mixture thickens (about 10 minutes), stirring frequently. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in liqueur. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 week.

Ratings & Reviews

ClaireFB's Review

January 16, 2014

Kvavava's Review

December 19, 2013

DeniseWyo's Review

December 16, 2013

packer80gal's Review

March 19, 2013
Can frozen berries be used and can this be frozen as a curd or preserved by canning?

jenggeb's Review

February 16, 2013
Wow, is this delicious! It's also beautiful. I quadrupled the recipe and made a bunch of jars of it for gifts and it was a huge hit! It's not difficult to make, but a bit messy.

carengio's Review

January 06, 2013
OMG - THIS IS WONDERFUL!! Great on toast! Yummy in morning oatmeal! Can't wait to try it on a turkey sandwich! Hope my sister-in-law will use it in her annual Christmas pinwheel cookies! THANKS!! BTW - My husband is diabetic so I substituted 1/2 cup Splenda for the 2/3 cup white sugar.

taves7's Review

January 02, 2013
Super good! My friend and I made this and it was a snap. Straining the cranberry is time consuming but overall this is a fun and tasty recipe.

sarahK's Review

December 23, 2012

erina93's Review

December 19, 2012
This was so good that I am second-guessing giving it as gifts as originally planned! I have love eating it swirled in oatmeal. I didn't have a double boiler but just put it in a glass bowl on top of another pot and made sure the seal was tight.

eppercival's Review

December 17, 2012
Yum! After trying this recipe out at home I decided it was worthy of becoming Christmas gifts for my co-workers! I packaged in small jars (with instructions to refrigerate and eat within one week) and gifted with Cranberry- Sweet Potato Quick Bread also from Cooking Light! A bit time consuming, but certainly worth the effort!