Blood Orange Tassies

  • Prep 30min
  • Total2hr30min
  • Servings24

Tasty little cookie cups are filled with blood orange curd in these one-of-a-kind citrus treats.MORE+LESS-

ByGimme Some Oven

Updated September 18, 2017

Make with

Pillsbury Cookie Dough



package (16 oz) Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies


jar (12 oz) blood orange curd


cup frozen (thawed) whipped topping


teaspoon grated blood orange peel


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  • 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups liberally with cooking spray. (The baking spray containing flour works best.)

  • 2

    Press each cookie dough ball into the bottom and up sides of each muffin cup.

  • 3

    Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan, about 30 minutes.

  • 4

    Remove cookie cups from pan. Fill each with about 1 1/2 teaspoons blood orange curd. Then pipe or spoon on a dallop of whipped cream, and sprinkle with blood orange peel.

  • 5

    Serve immediately.

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More About This Recipe

  • It's blood orange season, and these little cookies take full advantage of it!Some people define the seasons of the year by the weather. Me? I define them by the fresh produce!And it just so happens that we are in the midst of one of my favorite times of year – blood orange season!Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good naval orange. But there’s something about the extra sweet, deep flavor of those blood oranges and their beautiful vibrant color that gets me extra excited – so much so that a few extra blood oranges find a way of mysteriously jumping into my shopping basket each time I see them.So a fun way to celebrate is by making (or buying) blood orange curd, which goes especially well in these Blood Orange Tassies! They couldn’t be yummier – sugar cookie cups filled with Blood Orange curd and whipped cream, and topped with a cute pinch of Blood Orange zest.Yum. Yum. YUM. These little guys are best served immediately while the whipped cream is fresh. Aren’t they cute?

Blood Orange Bread with Cream Cheese Icing:

Sorry again for the lack of posts in February. The shortest month somehow zoomed by rather quickly I’m still finishing up on my book, and my children have been taking turns each week being sick. The common cold, the flu, and now strep throat has knocked down our door. But we are surviving, one day at a time.

‘A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.’ -John Steinbeck

Here’s hoping March has such an ending.

This quick bread is another baking recipe for the Pulse Pledge. The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulse, and I’ve taken the Pulse Pledge, committing to eat pulses once a week for the next year. Pulses are beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas leguminous crops that are good for your health and good for the environment. I’ll be posting recipes involving them periodically this year, incorporating pulses not only in my savory cooking, but baking recipes as well. I’d love for you to join me! If the Pulse Pledge sounds interesting to you, you can read more about it here. It’s a 10 week commitment, and it doesn’t require elaborate baking: a serving of hummus and a bowl of soup are good ways to take them in, too.

This post was sponsored by USA Pulses & Pulse Canada. All opinions are my own.

18 Times Blood Orange Cocktail Recipes Chased Our Winter Blues Away

Not to knock the delicious boozy lemonades of summer, but citrus fruits are really at their peak in winter. From Meyer lemons to navel oranges to tangelos, they’re prime for the juicer right now. And none is as tantalizing as the blood orange. With its gorgeous ruby hue and sweet-tart taste, blood orange juice pairs well with almost any liquor, liqueur or bubbly. Here are 18 blood orange cocktail recipes that will bring a burst of sunshine to your taste buds right now.

Blood Orange Rosemary Screwdriver

If you tend to overlook the humble screwdriver at cocktail hour, it’s time to give it a second chance. Nothing could be simpler to make… yet more surprisingly delicious than the right combo of cold crisp vodka with sweet-tart blood orange juice. (via Heather Christo)

Blood Orange Elderflower Gin Cocktail

Made with the *moro* variety of blood orange — that’s the super-crimson ones — this little sipper is subtly sweet with the vibrancy of elderflower liqueur. As pretty to look at as it is to drink, it would make a great signature cocktail at a winter wedding or bridal shower. (via The Little Epicurean)

Blood Orange Cosmopolitan

In its heyday in the ’90s, the Cosmo had all the seductive appeal of Sex and the City. It’s time our fave throwback cocktail had a revival. This version goes technicolor with a vibrant splash of blood orange that’s a perfect wake up call for Sunday brunch with the girls. (via Supergolden Bakes)

Blood Orange Negroni

Blood orange juice is not only deliciously sweet, juicy and tart, it’s also quite dramatic. Just taste how it turns this simple Negroni cocktail into something extra special. Bookmark this red hot recipe for Valentine’s Day trust us. (via Feasting at Home)

Blood Orange Martini

These blood red martinis are made of vodka and triple sec, topped off with bubbly rosé for an added pop. They’re the perfect sipper to kick back with during aprés ski. (via Cooks With Cocktails)

Blood Orange Mint Gimlet

When cabin fever makes it hard to see your glass as half full, just stir up a batch of these citrus chillers to brighten up your weekend. Between the oranges and the mint, it’s like getting an early whiff of spring. (via Hungry Couple)

Blood Orange Gin Martini

If you thought gin was your grandma’s drink, you’ve got to check out some of the artisanal small-batch brands. The aromatics in many pair so well with the tartness of blood oranges. (via Wilde Orchard)

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash

Think of blood orange season as the universe’s way of allowing you to drink ruby-red bourbon cocktails in winter. Now, mix up a batch of these next Friday happy hour at your place and you’ll be everyone’s BFF. (via How Sweet It Is)

Blood Orange Moscow Mule

If you love ginger beer — and who doesn’t? — you’ll dig this blood orange version of the Moscow Mule. It’s easy to make, and SO impressive to whip up when friends suddenly drop by. (via Blahnik Baker)

Blood Orange Rosemary Gin Cocktail

This gin cocktail is extra special, thanks to homemade blood orange bitters and rosemary sugar cubes, but you can easily substitute whatever you have on hand. Just don’t forget your camera because this one is Insta-irresistible. (via Rhubarbarians)

Blood Orange Sparkling Vodka

If you’ve been searching for a reason to finally take a crack at making tarragon simply syrup, this recipe is it. The sparkling cooler incorporates the herb syrup with sweet-tart blood oranges and the cool burn of vodka. (via Local Haven)

Blood Orange Cardamom Bubbly

This Champagne cocktail tastes like your favorite mimosa, made extra special with a dollop of vanilla-cardamom syrup. It may sound crazy, but there’s a definite hint of boozy *creamsicle* in every sip. (via By Gabriella)

Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

Imagine a gin and tonic, sweetened with a squeeze of blood orange juice and a jigger of thyme syrup. The sprig of thyme brings with it the fresh evergreen scent of the great outdoors — without you having to leave your cozy chair by the fire. (via Lonny)

Blood Orange Margaritas

These oranges are perfect for margarita making. You don’t even need a mixer like Triple Sec, because the fruit is so citrusy and sweet that just a dash of agave syrup will do the trick. (via Eat, Drink, Love)

Blood Orange Mimosa Pitcher Cocktail

This pitcher drink is easy-peasy to make and perfect if you’re serving a crowd, say, at your next brunch. You can squeeze the oranges ahead of time, but wait to open the bubbly until you’re ready to serve to preserve all the pop and fizz. (via The Kitchn)

Pomegranate and Blood Orange Tequila Spritzer

For your next cocktail party, consider an impressively tall cooler. A glug of sparkling water fills the glass and gives it a festive fizz that takes the edge off the booze. A sugar rim is the pièce de résistance that ensures every drink looks like a little party in a glass. (via Creative Culinary)

Blood Orange Whiskey Sour

A homemade whiskey sour is the mark of a true mixologist. Break this one out when you’ve got a sophisticated palate to impress — maybe it’s even yours. (via Brooklyn Homemaker)

Blood Orange Ritz Old-Fashioned

The true Ritz Old Fashioned is finished with a twist of lemon, but in the twistiest of twists, this one calls for blood red orange. (via Supergolden Bakes)

Recipe Summary

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 blood oranges, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 blood oranges, juiced
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Place chicken breasts into a baking dish. Squeeze juice of 2 blood oranges over chicken. Marinate from 12 to 24 hours drain and discard used marinade.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season each chicken breast with salt and black pepper. Brown chicken in hot oil on both sides, about 4 minutes per side transfer to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.

Melt butter in a clean skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in melted butter until onion is translucent and garlic has begun to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in juice of 3 blood oranges, chicken stock, white wine, and parsley. Bring mixture to a boil. Return chicken breasts to skillet, reduce heat to low, and cover. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 7 minutes per side.

Place chicken to serving plates, leaving pan juices dissolve honey in the pan juices and simmer sauce until thickened, about 2 minutes. Spoon sauce over chicken breasts to serve.

Blood Orange Recipes to Make Right Now!

LAST UPDATED: February 5, 2021 PUBLISHED: February 5, 2021 By Pam Greer Leave a Comment As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

A collection of our favorite recipes to celebrate blood orange season!

With their deep rosy color and sweet tangy flavor, they are perfect in cocktails and savory dishes!

Blood orange season runs from December to April, so we like to grab them whenever we can find them in the stores.

That deep red color and their sweet flavor makes them perfect to use in both cocktails and savory recipes!

We have gathered together a collection of our favorite recipes using blood oranges! Mostly cocktails (no surprise there) but also a fresh and delicious salad!

Up first we have a Blood Orange Martini! With only 3 ingredients, it's so easy and you are going to love sipping this sweet and tangy cocktail!

Whiskey sours are one of our favorite cocktails, so of course we had to come up with a Blood Orange Whiskey Sour!

Citrus and whiskey are the perfect match. The blood orange juice is a little bit sweeter, so you can easily adjust how much simple syrup you add.

Tequila makes everything better, right?! We have margaritas almost every Saturday night (we're big on tradition here, especially when it involves tequila.)

We love our margaritas with a little orange juice anyway (hello. Orange, Lemon and Lime Margarita) so adding blood orange instead to make a Blood Orange Margarita was a no brainer!

In case all you thought we did was make blood orange cocktails, I bring you a savory blood orange recipe!

We make this Blood Orange and Roasted Beets Salad as many times as we can during blood orange season. It is really lovely on an Easter table - so bright and colorful!

How was that for a short, but oh so delicious collection of blood orange recipes!

As we work our way through this years blood orange season, I'll be sure and come back and add even more recipes to this collection!

Watch the video: Blood Orange (December 2021).