Looking for blood orange recipes? Want to find beautiful bakes to use this winter citrus? Blood red oranges have a deep red flesh and a flavour which is a little more tart than a regular orange. Try our ideas then check out our best orange cake recipes and lemon desserts.
When are blood oranges in season?
Blood orange season is generally from December to March.
Blood orange recipes
Change up the classic lemon drizzle with juicy blood oranges. Our polenta cake is easy to make and the ideal sweet treat to accompany your morning coffee.
Our individual trifles make a quick and easy dessert using seasonal blood oranges, ready in just 15 minutes.
These are a more refined version of that cake shop staple, topped with a zesty blood orange icing and pretty edible flowers.
Make the most of blood oranges with this easy sticky pudding recipe complete with homemade syrup.
For a vibrant cocktail with a bit of a kick, try our ruby red blood orange margarita with hot chilli powder.
Sweet and boozy, this twist on a traditional Venetian cocktail of lemon sorbet and prosecco uses blood oranges to give an extra boost of colour and flavour.
Blood oranges have a very short season towards the end of winter so make the most of them while you can. This delicious, light steamed pudding lets their flavour shine through.
Blood oranges vary in intensity of colour, some are very red, others mainly orange with a few flecks. This will affect the colour of the curd.
The sweet blood orange juice in this cocktail balances the slightly bitter taste of Campari to make a refreshing apéritif.