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

Blood orange cake

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.

Orange Polenta Cake Recipe

Blood orange trifles

Our individual trifles make a quick and easy dessert using seasonal blood oranges, ready in just 15 minutes.

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Blood Orange Trifle Recipe With Amaretti

Blood orange sticky iced buns

These are a more refined version of that cake shop staple, topped with a zesty blood orange icing and pretty edible flowers.

Orange Sticky Buns Recipe

Grilled radicchio, blood orange, manchego and sour cherry molasses dressing

Sour cherry molasses impart a bright piquancy to this radicchio salad, balanced out by nutty slivers of manchego, toasted walnuts and aromatic basil leaves.

Grilled radicchio, blood orange, manchego and sour cherry molasses salad in bowls with dressing on the side

Blood orange pudding

Make the most of blood oranges with this easy sticky pudding recipe complete with homemade syrup.

Blood Orange Syrup Pudding

Blood orange margaritas

For a vibrant cocktail with a bit of a kick, try our ruby red blood orange margarita with hot chilli powder.

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

Blood orange sgroppino

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.

Sgroppino Recipe With Blood Orang

Blood orange steamed puddings

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 Orange Pudding Recipe

Duck confit with slow-cooked broccoli and blood orange

This dish from Saltine's restaurant takes advantage of the peak mid-winter produce of purple sprouting broccoli and blood oranges, to produce an impressive dish that feels distinctly sunny.

Duck confit with slow-cooked broccoli and blood orange on a plate from Saltine in London

Melting moments with blood orange curd

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.

Melting Moments Recipe With Blood Orange Curd

Blood orange cocktails

The sweet blood orange juice in this cocktail balances the slightly bitter taste of Campari to make a refreshing apéritif.

Three glasses filled with a campari blood orange cocktail

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