Healthy Meal Prep
Jan's Cranberry Curd Recipe

Jan’s Cranberry Curd


Cranberry curd is a colorful twist on the traditional lemon curd recipe and is a great substitute for cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving.


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, diced


  1. Combine cranberries and water in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to open and pop, about 10 minutes. Lightly crush cranberries with a spoon or potato masher; remove from heat.
  2. Combine egg yolks and egg in a bowl; add sugar and whisk until frothy and smooth. Spoon 1 tablespoon hot cranberry mixture into egg mixture and whisk immediately. Continue adding hot cranberry mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time and whisking after each addition, until 1/2 cup hot cranberry mixture has been incorporated.
  3. Pour cranberry-egg mixture into hot cranberry mixture and immediately whisk together. Blend mixture with an immersion blender until curd is silky and smooth.
  4. Cook curd over medium heat, whisking constantly, until a low boil is reach and curd coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Add butter to curd and whisk continuously until incorporated.

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Nutritional Information

Jan's Cranberry Curd

Servings Per Recipe: 24
Calories: 54.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 1 %
carbohydrates: 2 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 2 %
fat: 4 %
saturated fat: 7 %
cholesterol: 13 %
vitamin a iu: 2 %
niacin equivalents: 1 %
vitamin b6: 1 %
vitamin c: 2 %
folate: 1 %
calcium: 1 %
iron: 1 %
thiamin: 1 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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