Strawberry Curd

An easy recipe for homemade strawberry curd. A great addition to your favorite desserts and morning pastries!

Easy homemade strawberry curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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I’m not sure if I did an update on the mattress situation. So, here it is… I love it. They say there’s a break in period for Tempurpedic mattresses. I didn’t believe them. No other mattress has a break in period. They’re just ready to be slept on. Basically for the first week after getting the new mattress, I woke up with backaches. I thought for sure it wasn’t going to get better. But it did. And now it’s seriously so comfortable. So, that break in period… it’s real. Also, their pillows are equally amazing. In case you were wondering…

Also, why is choosing paint colors so difficult? I feel like choosing between drastically different colors wouldn’t be so hard, but shades of the same color… not so much. I thought I picked out a shade of light grey, but it turned out to be much darker than I initially thought. Thankfully I only painted a small patch on the wall to test it out. Now I have to go bak to the drawing board and figure out which lighter shade is the shade. I’ve been procrastinating on that in a major way. I have swatches to cut out and tape to the wall… because I now refuse to buy another sample color that will potentially never be used again. Maybe by next week I’ll have a color picked out. Stay tuned…

Easy homemade strawberry curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

In other news…

Curd.

Ridiculously amazing homemade strawberry curd.

I’d been meaning to make this curd for ages. The problem is, strawberries disappear in our house FAST. Next to apples, they’re my absolute faaavorite. So sweet and juicy. They just scream Spring and Summer to me.

Strawberry curd requires a bit more hands on time than lemon curd, but it’s worth every second. So much flavor packed into a small package. And it’s ridiculously easy!

This easy homemade strawberry curd is perfect for all of your breakfast and dessert needs! Slather it on your morning pastry or pair it with your favorite dessert… or eat it by the spoonful. Because… trust me, you’ll want to. It’s just that good.

Easy homemade strawberry curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Strawberry Curd

An easy recipe for homemade strawberry curd. A great addition to your favorite desserts and morning pastries!

Ingredients:

  • 1lb strawberries, pureed
  • 1/4C unsalted butter
  • 1/2C granulated sugar
  • 1Tb cornstarch
  • 1Tb lemon juice
  • 4 egg yolks

Directions:

  1. Puree strawberries. Press through a fine mesh strainer into a clean bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt butter. Remove from pan from heat. Whisk in sugar, cornstarch, strawberry puree and lemon juice. Whisk in yolks one at a time, whisking until fully combined. Return to heat. Continue whisking occasionally until thickened. Remove from heat. 
  3. Press curd through a fine mesh strainer to remove any impurities. 
  4. Transfer to desired storage container. Cover and cool to room temperature. Use immediately or chill until ready use. 

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Easy homemade strawberry curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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18 Responses to “Strawberry Curd”

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — April 15, 2016 at 7:22 am

    We have a Tempurpedic and love it too. And oh my goodness, I know what you mean about the hair clips and rubberbands. I use bobby pins and I have no idea where they all go. ha ha. Love this strawberry curd!

    • Rachel — April 16th, 2016 @ 8:52 am

      Seriously they just vanish. It’s like the missing sock situation a lot of people have. So bizarre! And thanks, Katie!

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    Robin @ Simply Southern Baking — April 15, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Ooohhhh….I need to make this! Love strawberries and this looks amazing!

    • Rachel — April 16th, 2016 @ 8:53 am

      You absolutely do! :)

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    Melissa — April 15, 2016 at 8:40 am

    You directions list raspberry puree and I am guessing you meant strawberry. Might want to edit and update:) I am an editor by profession but absolutely love baking and cooking. All of your recipes look delicious and I hope to try them all eventually.

    • Rachel — April 16th, 2016 @ 8:53 am

      Whoops! Thanks for catching that, Melissa! :)

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    Marye — April 15, 2016 at 9:41 am

    This looks amazing, a great alternative for sure! Yum!

    • Rachel — April 16th, 2016 @ 8:53 am

      Thanks, Marye!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — April 15, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Picking paint colors is so hard. They look different from one wall to the next, we went through the same fiasco a couple months ago. This strawberry curd looks so good! Makes me want to bake some scones this weekend and slather this all over them!

    • Rachel — April 16th, 2016 @ 8:54 am

      It’d be an amazing complement to homemade scones for sure!

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    Laurie — April 15, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Oh, this looks do yummy! Where did you get those cute jars?

    Be careful with grey paint. Some shades turn lilac. I know. This happened in my son’s room. He was not happy. Some shades are different colors at different times of the day. Some pick up colors from what is out the window. I read a wonderful article on grey paint on Houzz.com. It may help you choose a shade.

    • Rachel — April 16th, 2016 @ 8:54 am

      You can find the jars on Amazon. I linked to them at the bottom of the post. Thanks for the paint tips. I never would’ve thought that some end up with a lilac shade – eek!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — April 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    In the market for a new mattress – will check out the Tempurpedic – good info to know! And, um, why have I never tried strawberry curd before? This is beautiful and I can imagine it on so many things – nice!!

    • Rachel — April 16th, 2016 @ 8:55 am

      Thanks so much, Patricia! Good luck with the mattress hunt! :)

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — April 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I never would have thought about strawberry curd, but yours looks delicious! I can already imagine everything that it would be fantastic on!

    • Rachel — April 16th, 2016 @ 8:55 am

      Thanks so much, Cynthia!

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    Jessica Wilson I sweetooth — April 16, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    This is so easy…..but can you do 1/4 cup of sugar instead of 1/2 a cup?? My family doesn’t like overly sweet things. :-)

    • Rachel — April 17th, 2016 @ 8:54 am

      This isn’t overly sweet, but you could certainly give it a try that way and see how you like it.

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