Blender Blood Orange Curd

by Dorothy Reinhold on March 23, 2023

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Blender Blood Orange Curd is like lemon curd, but made with blood oranges for a beautiful pink color. This blender version is so easy. Use it on toast, in desserts, to dip fruit or cookies into, or just eat it with a spoon out of the jar!

I’m a lifelong fan of lemon curd, made with regular lemons or perfumed Meyer lemons. I want it all! So when I got my hands on some gorgeous blood oranges with their deep red flesh and juice, I knew I had to try making blood orange curd.

Mixing it in the blender makes it easy to combine quickly, and then a fast cook on the stove thickens it up nicely and makes it safe (curd uses raw eggs, so it must be cooked for food safety).

How to make Blender Blood Orange Curd

An array of ingredients for orange curd on a white marble countertop First, gather your ingredients. For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Lemon
  • Blood oranges
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Salt

First, melt the butter in the microwave and set it aside. Then attend to the oranges by first zesting 2 of them, and juicing them. You have to zest first, and then cut them in half to juice them; the other way around doesn’t work.

Array of ingredients on a wooden cutting board, with a hand holding a light blue egg over the edge of a container ready to crack itAdd to a blender lemon juice, orange juice and zest, eggs and salt, and whirl. You may use a personal-size blender like I am doing here (such as a Bullet blender or similar) if you like.

A hand holds a white whisk to stir orange curd in a silver saucepanCook the mixture on the stovetop, stirring or whisking constantly so the eggs don’t scramble.

White spatula with orange curd on it sits above a saucepan with the rest of the curdIt only take about 5 minutes until it thickens.

Saucepan with orange curd in it sits in a gray skillet filled with iceOnce it is done, you can cool it quickly if you like, by setting the pan in a skillet of ice. Or simply set it aside off the heat to cool for a bit at room temperature. 

Use Blender Blood Orange Curd on anything you like:

  • toast in the morning
  • fill a cake, or just spread it on quickbread or a cake slice
  • dip fruit into it
  • dip shortbread cookies into it
  • eat it out of the jar with a spoon! I won’t tell.

I used the following items from our Spring Sweets Week sponsors to make Blender Blood Orange Curd:

3 blood oranges, 1 cut in half to show the red interior, and a bag of lemons on a white countertopBlood oranges and a lemon from Melissa’s Produce. A blood orange looks like a normal orange on the skin, with sometimes a dark blush, but when you cut it open you’ll discover dark red flesh. When you juice it, you’ll have a glass of crimson juice that is so delicious. Blood oranges are not as acidic as regular oranges, so it has a softer, more floral taste. And if you skin them and cut them into rounds to decorate a salad or the top of a cake, you’re in for a visual treat! Depending on which variety you want, they’re in season nearly all year long, with an abundance of them in “citrus season” from January through spring.

Blender Blood Orange Curd

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 cup

Blender Blood Orange Curd

Blender Blood Orange Curd is like lemon curd, but made with blood oranges for a beautiful pink color. This blender version is so easy! Use it on toast, in desserts, to dip fruit or cookies into, or just eat it with a spoon out of the jar!


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 a stick, or 2 ounces), melted and set aside
  • 2 blood oranges, zest removed and fruit juiced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt (a pinch)


  1. First, melt the butter in a microwave. Set it aside while you work on the rest of the recipe.
  2. Prepare the oranges. Use a microplane to remove the zest from 2 blood oranges. Add that to a blender. (You may use a small blender for this, such as a Bullet blender, or personal smoothie blender.) Then slice the oranges in half and juice them. Measure 6 tablespoons of blood orange juice and add to the blender. Save or drink any remaining juice!
  3. Add lemon juice, sugar, eggs and salt to the blender. Whirl until well combined, 15-20 seconds. Add butter to the blender and whirl to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens (about 5 minutes), and mixture measures 175F degrees on an instant-read thermometer (for food safety due to eggs). You want to heat this slowly and evenly, so the eggs don't curdle.
  5. Remove from heat and pour into a squeaky-clean jar or bowl. Allow it to cool a bit and then refrigerate until ready to use. See fast cooling method in the post.
  6. Makes slightly more than 1 cup.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Radha April 1, 2023 at 9:47 pm

This sounds amazing! I love the color and this could go on top of many recipes. Great share.


Lisa March 27, 2023 at 10:43 am

So…I’m off to find blood oranges to make this!


Inger March 27, 2023 at 10:25 am

Love curds–and will try any idea that will make life easier! And the color is beautiful!


Sue March 26, 2023 at 12:52 pm

What a gorgeous color! We love lemon and lime curd here. Never tried orange, though. I might try some on scones, sounds wonderful.


Christie March 26, 2023 at 6:12 am

I never thought to combine the ingredients in the blender. I may have to try this with my microwave curd method. Looks so pretty!


Hezzi-D March 25, 2023 at 1:20 pm

I love fruit curds and this blood orange curd sounds so good and it’s so pretty!


Karen's Kitchen Stories March 25, 2023 at 9:29 am

Love that you can make this in the blender!


Cindy March 25, 2023 at 4:22 am

I never tried an orange version of curd. Thanks for the recipe!


Wendy Klik March 25, 2023 at 4:10 am

I think spooned onto a blood orange pound cake would be scrumptious. Now I need to get more blood oranges.


Jolene March 25, 2023 at 4:01 am

Starting this in the blender is brilliant! I’d be eating this by the spoonful, yum!


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