Fruit Filling Recipes

Browse tested and true recipes for fruit curd, fruit mousse, and other fruit flavored fillings for your cake, pie or pastry.

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Egg-Free Strawberry Curd

Curd is so simple but it seems like it takes forever to make. I love using this as an addition into homemade yogurt. I found by eliminating the egg (oh the horror!), the curd still thickens as the moisture evaporated. If you want to include the egg to be traditional, by all means add in an egg yolk when the strawberries are pureed.

Raspberry Mousse

Rating: 5 stars 5
I make this raspberry mousse every year when raspberries are in season. You want to use ripe and sweet berries. Adjust sugar amount accordingly.

Cranberry Curd

Rating: 5 stars 2
Delicious over scones, oatmeal, or yogurt, this cranberry curd is a seasonal spin on traditional lemon curd. If you prefer a smoother texture, press the cranberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve after blending in the food processor. This makes enough to fill a pint jar.

Strawberry Pie Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
A quick and simple recipe to turn fresh picked-strawberries into a decadent pie filling. Use to make pies, top cheesecakes, or just simply serve over ice cream.

Prune Filling

Rating: 5 stars 2
An easy to make prune filling with pecans and a hint of spice.
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Perfect Lemon Curd

Rating: 4.5 stars 464
Wonderfully tart, classic English lemon curd, perfect with scones and tea.

Lemon Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars 361
This lemon icing is quick, easy, and simply superb for frosting desserts.

Strawberry Cake Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 152
Easy to make filling that isn't too sweet.

Real Strawberry Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 437
I wanted REAL strawberry frosting for my Real Strawberry Cupcakes and could not find an acceptable recipe. I wanted an intense strawberry taste without using an extract or gelatin. I came up with this recipe using a strawberry puree reduction that is truly the strawberry-est. If you love strawberries, you'll LOVE THIS!!!

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 334
Great flavor and so creamy. Great on Daffodil cake.
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Ways to Make and Use Lemon Curd
Lemon curd is easy to make and even easier to enjoy in an endless list of treats - from tarts and pies to cakes and more.
Sour Cherry Filling
Rating: Unrated 285
Use fresh or frozen tart cherries, and enjoy a taste of summer year-round.
Apple Pie Filling
Rating: 4.5 stars 440

Freezer apple pie filling. With this recipe, you can treat your family with pies year-round.