Spicy Orange Curd Recipe

If you can get them, blood oranges are fantastic in this orange curd recipe.. If not, navel oranges should do just fine.

Ingredients:

10 (1 1/4 stick) tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup strained fresh orange juice
8 large egg yolks
Grated zest of 1 1/2 oranges
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Directions - Orange Curd Recipe:

In a heavy 1 1/2- to 2-quart saucepan, whisk together the butter, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and egg yolks.

Whisk lime curd over the lowest possible heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to heavily coat the back of a spoon.

Do not let the mixture boil or the egg yolks will curdle. Using a spatula, scrape the filling into a medium-mesh sieve set over a bowl. Strain the curd into the bowl.

Next allow curd to cool, then cover, and refrigerate to thicken. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Recipe yields about 1 2/3 cup orange curd.