Vanilla Bean Orange Curd

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Dana at


  • 1 Cup orange juice fresh squeezed (about 2 oranges)
  • 2 Oranges zested
  • 1 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 6 egg yolks beaten
  • 1 stick butter unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Zest the oranges and then juice them. Place 1 Cup of the juice plus the zest into a medium sized sauce pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except for the vanilla bean paste and whisk to combine. Place temperature on medium heat and let come to a slow boil. Whisking constantly.
  • Continue to boil gently for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Take off the heat and add in the vanilla. Let cool and use immediately or store in an air tight container in the fridge. Enjoy!