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

In other news…


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

Strawberry Curd

An easy recipe for homemade strawberry curd. A great addition to your favorite desserts and morning pastries!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry
Servings: 1 cup


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


  • Puree strawberries. Press through a fine mesh strainer into a clean bowl.
  • 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. 
  • Press curd through a fine mesh strainer to remove any impurities. 
  • Transfer to desired storage container. Cover and cool to room temperature. Use immediately or chill until ready use. 


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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

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36 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!

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      Rachel — April 16, 2016 at 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!

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      Rachel — April 16, 2016 at 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.

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      Rachel — April 16, 2016 at 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!

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      Rachel — April 16, 2016 at 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!

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      Rachel — April 16, 2016 at 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 It may help you choose a shade.

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      Rachel — April 16, 2016 at 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!!

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      Rachel — April 16, 2016 at 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!

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      Rachel — April 16, 2016 at 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. :-)

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      Rachel — April 17, 2016 at 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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    Charlotte — May 4, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Hi! This recipe looks great, I’m excited to try it! Do you think it will work with frozen strawberries? I live abroad and it’s very hard (and expensive) to find fresh strawberries.

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      Rachel — May 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

      Frozen should be just fine. I’d recommend making sure they’re fully thawed before working on the recipe. Enjoy!

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    Christabelle — May 13, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Can it be use in macaroon filling.? Will it to liquid to hold in macaroons.?

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      Rachel — May 13, 2017 at 7:09 am

      If you mean for French macarons, then yes, it should be thick enough to work well as a filling.

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    Larisa — September 7, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Hi, I’m just wondering how long this will last in the fridge?

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      Rachel — September 12, 2017 at 7:01 am

      Easy several weeks minimum, but likely much longer!

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    Elaine — April 27, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It’s my husband’s birthday and he loves all things strawberry. Usually I make him an elaborate strawberry cake but wanted to do something different. Last weekend I made lemon cream puffs which he adored but was thinking last night of trying to modify the recipe to use strawberries in phyllo cups as his birthday dessert. So glad I don’t have to try to figure it out now! Can’t wait to make this! He’ll probably still want cake too. Also, I think all your hair ties/bands and scrunchies are at my house. Somehow they seem to multiply here. :D

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      Rachel — April 29, 2018 at 9:03 am

      Haha well at least the hair ties are showing up somewhere. :) I hope your husband has a wonderful birthday!

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    Wendy — August 25, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Looks yummy! How long would it hold in the refrigerator (opened or unopened)? I make key lime and lemon truffles that use curd as a key part of the center. Thinking that strawberry curd would be amazing.

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      Rachel — August 27, 2018 at 7:57 am

      It will last just fine at least a week or two. I had mine in the fridge much longer than that, but you would definitely want to keep an eye on it and double check prior to using, if left longer. Enjoy!

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    sadie — February 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Might be a silly question but how long should it take to thicken and how thick should it be?

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      Rachel — February 14, 2019 at 9:23 am

      It should only take roughly 10 minutes or so to cook and will slightly resemble a pudding-like consistency.

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    Kate — December 21, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    This strawberry curd is amazing thank you for sharing your recipe

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      Rachel — December 23, 2019 at 8:33 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Kate!

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    Jane — May 18, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of using cornstarch if i don’t need to, i made this recipe using 2 extra yolks and a little over 2oz of powdered freeze dried strawberry, I did this because i thought it was too rich with the added yolks alone. My taste testers loved it, i may add more powdered freeze dried strawberry in my next batch for a more intense strawberry flavor.

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      Rachel — May 26, 2020 at 8:42 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed it!

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    Kjerstin — July 6, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    I made this curd to put into pastry but I have a lot left. Do you have any recommendations of what else I could do with it? Like put it on a scone or dip something else in it? The curd tastes amazing and my brother keeps sneaking little bits of it.

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      Rachel — July 7, 2020 at 10:27 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! You can use this as a filler in cupcakes or donuts. Or even spread it on your favorite pastries or toast.

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