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Strawberry Rhubarb Curd

    Pick some fresh strawberries and cook them with rhubarb for this amazing homemade strawberry rhubarb curd recipe.

    Pick some fresh strawberries and cook them with some fresh rhubarb for this amazing homemade strawberry rhubarb curd recipe.

    Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Crd! It's what summers are made for!Strawberry Rhubarb Curd

    I love that strawberry season is quickly approaching. I have a lot of new strawberry plants coming up this year, and I am hoping that I get a few good berries out of them. It would be nice if the bunnies left me a few this year… However, they didn’t, so it’s a good thing that there are a few strawberry farms within an hour drive of me. I love heading over to one in particular and picking them early in the morning. Oh! I can’t wait! And fresh rhubarb is in the grocery stores so I decided to make some yummy Strawberry Rhubarb Curd.

    Homemade is always best! Enjoy some strawberry rhubarb curd on your toast!

    I’ve always wanted to try rhubarb, but I never worked up the guts to actually carry through. I’ve bought it once before, but let it go bad in the fridge. I know, I know… Just make something!

    So when I saw it in the stores, I bought a pound and made a commitment to make something. I always knew that strawberries and some sugar could sweeten up anything, so I figured I’d play it safe and make some curd.

    I’m so happy that I did!

    There is a hint of lemon along with the strawberry flavor. I’m not sure if I even “taste” the rhubarb. It’s just a sublime sweetness that I love. I want to put it on everything. Don’t let the eight egg yolks throw you. Save the whites to make some meringue shells with.

    Thick and Creamy!! This Strawberry Rhubarb Curd is great for filling cakes and cupcakes!

    It would be great with cookies, in a cupcake, between cake layers, on toast, baked into Monkey Bread, or just eaten as is! It was wonderful.

    This recipe is part two of a three part series including homemade creme fraiche and Strawberry Meringues.

    Homemade Strawberry Meringues made with strawberry rhubarb curd and homemade creme fraiche.

    Yield: 32

    Strawberry Rhubarb Curd

    Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Crd! It's what summers are made for!

    Sweet strawberries and rhubarb cooked down into a smooth and creamy curd. Add it to your breakfast today!

    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes


    • 1 pound rhubarb stalks, cut into 1 inch pieces
    • 10 ounces strawberries, washed, hulled, and cut in quarters
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 8 egg yolks
    • 10 tablespoons butter


      1. Place the rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, water, and salt into a large pot. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, until the fruit breaks down and the mixture is very thick.
      2. Once it’s done, transfer the fruit to a large bowl to cool for 15 minutes.
      3. In the same pot, combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, and egg yolks and whisk well. Turn heat to low add the rhubarb/strawberry mixture in three additions. Cook, stirring constantly until a candy thermometer reads 160°F.
      4. Remove from heat, and add butter, piece by piece, whisking well. When all the butter has been added, strain mixture through a medium mesh strainer. This will take some time and require you to “push” the curd through and extract the pulp. I had to wash my strainer after each addition.
      5. Store in clean jars in the fridge.
      6. Serve on toast, between cake layers, or bake with it.


    Recipe from One Vanilla Bean.

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    17 thoughts on “Strawberry Rhubarb Curd”

    1. This sounds interesting. I really like rhubarb and buy it frozen from Kroger a lot. I just did a post about a smoothie I made using strawberries and rhubarb. Adding your recipe to my list of things to try with rhubarb.

      1. I’ve never seen frozen rhubarb. Honestly, not sure if I ever really looked for it though. I’m still enjoying it this week!

    2. This sounds so good! I love strawberry rhubarb jam and strawberry rhubarb pie. In fact, just as I began typing those words my mouth started watering. Great first recipe for experimenting with rhubarb. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    3. What a fantastic idea! I made orange curd recently and loved it….and we have a big rhubarb plant with tons of fruit! What a great way to make use of it!

      1. Orange curd sounds so good! I’d mix that into vanilla ice cream! I wish I had a rhubarb plant. Are they hard to grow?

      1. hahaha! I thought so too, but could that many people be wrong? I figured I had to at least give it a shot. I’m glad I did!

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