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Strawberry Rhubarb Curd

Pick some fresh strawberries and cook them with some fresh 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 up 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 though. 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.

Strawberry Rhubarb Curd
Author: Karyn Granrud
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Sweet Strawberries and Rhubarb cooked down in to a smooth and creamy curd. Add it to your breakfast today.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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 for until an 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.
Notes
recipe from [url href=”http://onevanillabean.com/2010/05/10/storybook-macarons-lemon-blueberry-and-rhubarb-strawberry-macarons/” target=”_blank”]One Vanilla Bean[/url]

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.

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Wednesday 13th of May 2015

[…] thing with curds is that they are so versatile. I’ve made lemon, strawberry, passion fruit, strawberry rhubarb, and coconut. All were […]

Kelley Wilson

Sunday 18th of May 2014

I have never tried rhubarb either, something about it just looks gross to me. Maybe this would be a good way to do it.

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 18th of May 2014

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!

ctrochelman

Saturday 17th of May 2014

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!

Karyn Granrud

Saturday 17th of May 2014

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?

Daniela

Thursday 15th of May 2014

Yummy!

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 15th of May 2014

Thank you.

Jelli

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

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!

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 15th of May 2014

It was a great beginning. I've got to make more with it while it's in season.