Strawberry Rhubarb Curd

Homemade with Love. Sweet Strawberry and Rhubarb Curd. Slather it on! from #dietersdownfall.comStrawberry Rhubarb Meringue Cups – Day Two – 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…

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!

A little sweet and a little tart, perfect combination to put on toast or into a cupcake. Strawberry and Rhubarb Curd from #dietersdownfall.comI’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!

You’ll see this pop up on Pint Sized Baker soon as well. The recipe made two cups and I didn’t need that much for this post.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Curd. So easy and so delicious! from #dietersdownfall.comThere 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.

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

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Strawberry Rhubarb Curd

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

  • 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.
  • Once it's done, transfer the fruit to a large bowl to cool for 15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Store in clean jars in the fridge.
  • Serve on toast, between cake layers or bake with it.

Notes

recipe from One Vanilla Bean

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Comments

  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.

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      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. Yum!! I love rhubarb. Thanks for sharing on TT&J, Karyn!

    Katie @ funhomethings.com

  3. YUMMY! This looks great….. I would love to try to make it. Please come and share at Link it Or Lump it Link Party if you have not already! http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-37/

  4. Wow. This sounds and looks so so SO delicious!

  5. 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!

  6. Yummy!

  7. ctrochelman says:

    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 Karyn Granrud says:

      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?

  8. 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 Karyn Granrud says:

      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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