Strawberry Rhubarb Curd

This sweet and slightly tart curd makes a great topping for homemade biscuits, scones, waffles, or just buttered toast! You can adjust the sweetness or tartness to your liking, depending on how sweet or tart the fruit is that you are using.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
20 servings


  • 1 cup diced fresh rhubarb

  • ½ cup diced fresh strawberries

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 egg yolk

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Combine rhubarb, strawberries, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

  2. Pass mixture through a food mill, using the disc with the smallest holes. If you don't have a food mill, you can either puree the mixture with a food processor or immersion blender, or push it through a fine mesh strainer.

  3. Fill the bottom of a double-boiler with about 1 inch of water and bring water to a simmer. Combine the eggs, egg yolk, and sugar in the top of the double-boiler and whisk together. Place over the bottom of the double-boiler and continue whisking until the sugar is dissolved.

  4. Slowly whisk in the strawberry-rhubarb puree and continue whisking until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Add butter and whisk until smooth.

  5. Pour into a sterile jar, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Cook's Note:

If your curd got too hot and your eggs started to curdle, you can pass the mixture through a fine mesh strainer again, before pouring it into your storage container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

35 Calories
2g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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