Strawberry Curd

If you like strawberries, this strawberry curd is what you’ll want to slather on cake, cookies, scones, or eat it off the spoon, it’s that good. 

strawberry curd great on cookies, cakes, scones


Most people have heard of lemon curd… it’s often on top of tarts, at high tea for scones, and sometimes with mini meringue topped shortbread bites that we all find irresistible, right… tell me I’m not the only one!

If you haven’t had fruit curd, it’s a dessert spread, and for those of us who have had some whether it’s lemon or another flavor, we find it irresistible! 

It’s smooth and delicious and full of flavor. 

This strawberry curd is made with delicious fresh strawberries, the riper the better! Remember the better the fruit tastes the better anything you make it will be.

This recipe goes beyond enjoying it with scones, it’s great on cake and cookies as well. This really is the best strawberry cake filling ever!


One of my favorite items to enjoy curd on is scones, and these Cream Scones are not only the easiest to make. They are so tender, definitely worth making a batch!

recipe for strawberry curd from

Making curd may sound complex, but relax… it’s quite simple and only takes a few minutes to whip up a batch.

You’ll need:

  • Strawberries
  • lemon juice
  • sugar
  • egg yolks
  • butter

In just a few simple steps of heating and straining, then adding the remaining ingredients and heating until thick. Then place it in the fridge with plastic wrap touching so it stays smooth. Chill and enjoy!

This is a small batch, you can double this recipe to make a larger batch.

fruit curd recipes from

I just love how delicious this is, be sure to check out my other curd flavors.

Giving your lots of options to make with fresh fruit.

How long will this last in the fridge?

This will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Can I can this like I would  “can ” jam?

Yes, you can “can” this item as well for longer shelf life.

Can I use this as a filling to cupcakes?

Yes, here are two of my vanilla cupcake recipes  6 vanilla cupcakes, and 24 vanilla cupcakes.

strawberry curd on cake

Be sure to check out this great cake filled with strawberry curd, it tastes SO GOOD!

Strawberry Curd

This fruit curd is made from fresh strawberries, it's easy to make and so delicious, great on cookies, cakes, scones, and more.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, English
Servings: 8 oz
Author: Diane Schmidt Created by Diane


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  • In medium saucepan mix strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar.
  • Heat on medium bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  • Place a strainer over a bowl and stain and press the mixture until all liquid is in a bowl.
  • Mix the egg yolks in a small bowl.
  • Add a tablespoon at a time of the mixed egg yolks into the strawberries and stir well and quickly so the heat of the strawberry mixture heats the egg yolks slowly so they don't curdle.
  • Keep whisking while you add more egg to the strawberry mixture until it's all well blended.
  • Place the mixture into the saucepan and heat it on low, whisk in the butter and it's ready when the mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, transfer the strawberry curd to a glass jar or shallow dish covered with plastic wrap touching the curd so it doesn't get a film on top as it cools, and refrigerate.




    1. It’ll last for 2 weeks in the fridge. I’m sure you can “can” it sealed jars as well.

    2. Just gone done making thus and put it in the fridge. It doesn’t look red but instead looks kind of pale orange. I followed the instructions but not sure if I did something wrong. I wasn’t supposed to put the mashed strawberries back into the egg mixture or anything, right? Just not sure how this will turn out now so any help would be nice, please.

    3. The color of the cuts will depend on the color of your strawberries if they are white in the centers that will give a much less res color, if they aren’t bright red the cuts will be more orange pink, my strawberries were at the peak of strawberry season and directly from a strawberry field nearby me, so premium color of the fruit gave me a nice red result, no you don’t add the presses fruit back in, I hope it tastes great even if it’s not red 😉

  1. The strawberry curd sounds delicious! Could you use it as a filling in cupcakes?


    1. Curd will thicken up when it’s refrigerated, if you feel it’s too thin after cooking it, cook it on low a little longer, it should stick to the back of a spoon and when you drag your finger over it, it should not come together. If it’s thin, be sure you re-read the ingredients and instructions and make sure you followed them.

    1. I measured about 1 1/2 cups before dicing and it yielded 1 cup after they were diced.

    2. Thank you!
      My lemon curd turned out perfect and delicious!
      Getting ready to make the strawberry curd.


    1. I use room temperature butter, if it’s colder it will melt in from the warmth of the mixture. I would not use melted butter as the end result would be more oily.

  2. This sounds delicious but of course strawberries aren’t in season yet. Have you tried using frozen berries? I’d love to serve this for Easter brunch.

    1. I haven’t used frozen strawberries but it’s worth a try, if they are sweet it’ll work, if not you may need to add a little more sugar, adding a tablespoon or so of powdered sugar at the end may help if they aren’t sweet tasting. I’m not sure where you live, I’m in Southern California, and strawberry season is well underway, so check your stores as they ship all over the US this time of year 🙂 you could also use more strawberries to ensure good flavor or try some strawberry extract as well.

    2. Thanks for the quick response! I’m in Vancouver, Canada. We do get California strawberries…maybe I’ll try a mix of frozen and fresh. I’ll let you know how it goes! Due to restrictions, it will be the first gathering with my family since November and it will be outdoors, so need to make it extra special this year!

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