Monday, September 12, 2011

Strawberry Curd

Waste not, want not. I had some egg yolks and strawberries leftover from making those delicious Strawberry Lemonade Bars, so I decided to whip up some homemade strawberry curd.


This recipe is simple to make, and easily adaptable. So far every fruit that I've encountered would make a great flavor for curd. I've got some big plans for this creamy, pink deliciousness... so stay tuned!

Strawberry Curd

yields about 1 1/2 cups curd


2 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons or 1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces

In a food processor or blender pulse strawberries until smooth. Strain through a fine strainer to remove seeds.

In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add strawberry puree, lemon juice, and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat for 7 to 8 minutes, or until very thick, whisking constantly.

Remove from heat. Gradually add butter, whisking until melted. Let cool. Place in a jar and store in refrigerator.

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  1. Yuum!!!! That looks absolutely amazing...not to mention delicious! :D

  2. I'm in love with it.Looks absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Oooh... it's so pink and pretty!
    Considering how much I love lemon curd and raspberry curd and rhubarb curd, I can't believe it's never occurred to me that I could use strawberries to make curd too. Hope I can find some nice local strawberries somewhere to make a batch... it's late in the season, but maybe I might get lucky. :)

  4. Your buzz is growing, with good reason. Great pics!

  5. I hope you find some too Isabelle! You can always use frozen strawberries but they're just not the same... :)

    Thanks, Sandi!

  6. Would have never thought to make this. Such a great idea. I love anything made with strawberries. Such a pretty color too!

  7. Great idea! I've never seen strawberry curd before. Looks delicious!

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  9. That looks fantastic, such great photos as well!

  10. Yum! This looks delicious... love the photos!

  11. Great recipe! I just made a strawberry cake that called for 5 egg whites and so I thought I would make a strawberry curd with the yolks. I just made this, was super easy and I think I increased the strawberries & the yolks, I would probably add less cornflour next time but I used more yolks so it ended up thicker. but the flavour was great. It'll defs be my go to recipe fo sho!


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