Vanilla Bean Strawberry Curd – Gluten Free

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 1 reviews

Jams & Sweet Sauces

Cook time Cook time: 10 minutes

Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 05:05 pm

Vanilla Bean Strawberry Curd is seasonal and delicious, with vanilla bean seeds and a touch of lemon.

I love making easy and delicious strawberry desserts. Among my most popular once are Strawberry Poke Cake, Strawberry Bars, and Strawberry Lava Cakes.

Vanilla Bean Strawberry Curd

I love creamy desserts, so when I got my hands onto some unbelievably fresh and fragrant strawberries, I made Strawberry Curd with notes of fresh lemon and vanilla bean. You can eat this stuff by the spoon, I convinced myself that this is a creamy smoothie so I can justify just drinking this stuff all summer long.

I used to make lemon curd all the time, its perfect in summer desserts, but Strawberry Curd is a new obsession in my house. I can literally eat this curd on cream cheese bagels and call it a day. This curd is a must this season, you can put it on cakes, into frosting, you can serve it with toast, or as a dipping sauce with fruits. It tastes absolutely fabulous. Serve it with warm muffins or toast, the possibilities are endless! Creamy, with a gorgeous pink color from the fresh strawberries, with beautiful specs of vanilla bean seeds and just a touch of citrus to make the strawberry flavor shine.

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Curd:

  • Incredibly easy to make.
  • Flavorful and delicious, while rich in vitamins.
  • Made with real fruits that everyone can enjoy.
  • Kids and adults love it.
  • Perfect to refreshment during hot days.
  • Can be used as dipping, filling, or frosting.

What ingredient are needed for perfect Strawberry Curd?

  • Strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Vanilla beans
  • Egg yolks
  • Unsalted butter
Strawberry Curd

Strawberry Curd

Vanilla Bean Strawberry Curd is seasonal and delicious, with vanilla bean seeds and a touch of lemon.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 vanilla beans (seeds only *see note)
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • Place strawberries in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Press the mixture thru a fine mesh over a medium bowl, discard the seeds.
  • Add sugar and cornstarch to a medium sauce pan over low-medium heat, gradually whisk in strawberry puree, vanilla bean seeds and fresh lemon juice. Whisk in the 4 egg yolks. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, and cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and whisk in butter until combined.
  • Place plastic wrap directly onto the warm curd, to prevent a film from forming and chill for 6-8 hours.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 32.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Sonnja Keen

How long will this curd last in the fridge?


at least one week


Tara Pittman

My son just made scones so this is a great recipe. I could even make this dairy-free with vegan butter.



I don't think I've ever tried curd before. I will definitely be trying this strawberry curd soon!


Claudia Krusch

I haven't had curd. But It looks so good, I can't wait to try it!


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