Vegan Strawberry Curd


Vegan Strawberry Curd made with only four ingredients is the perfect alternative to jam in the morning.

Vegan Strawberry Curd made with only 4 ingredients

Did you know you can make curd with almost any fruit? It’s not just for lemons anymore. Meet Strawberry Curd. The name curd sounds funny, but this sweet concoction is no joke. What is curd? It is a fruit spread, like jam but without the jamminess. Think smooth, thick, and creamy. You use it like jam – on toast, on English muffins, as a filling, on top of ice cream, layer it in a parfait, with a spoon. The question is – what can’t you do with curd? Ok you can’t make dinner, but that’s beside the point.

Vegan Strawberry Curd for spreading onto toast

Interesting fact – this curd is also vegan, meaning there are no eggs like your traditional curd. Fresh berries, little bit of sugar, some lemon juice, little bit of cornstarch. How can something so simple taste so good? I have never bought jarred curd before, and I don’t think I ever will.

Vegan Strawberry Curd made with only 4 ingredients

The original recipe called for lime juice, but because I’m a huge lemon girl, I opted for lemon instead. As for the sugar, it really depends on how sweet your berries are. The sweeter the berry, the less sugar you use. It is all about tasting (which since it’s vegan, you don’t have to worry about raw egg).

It doesn’t take long to make either. You throw everything in a blender then cook it on the stovetop for a few minutes or until it thickens. It takes longer to cool than to make. I promise your patience will pay off!

Yields 1

Vegan Strawberry Curd

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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1 cup sliced strawberries
2-4 tablespoons sugar (depends on how sweet your strawberries are)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. In a blender, puree the strawberries and sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and cornstarch to form a smooth paste. Add to the blender and puree again until fully combined.
  3. Strain the mixture into a medium saucepan and discard the seeds. Cook over medium heat until the mixture starts to boil. Stir frequently and cook a few more minutes or until it thickens, roughly 5 minutes. Transfer to a heatproof container. Let cool to room temperature then store in the refrigerator.

Source: Adapted from Baking Bites
Want more? Here are strawberry recipes you may be interested in:

Vegan Peach Curd

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes (uses strawberry curd)

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits (uses strawberry curd)

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake (uses strawberry curd)

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes (uses strawberry curd)

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

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  1. Now the REAL question is…what did you do with those leftover english muffins?

  2. The color of that curd is gorgeous. I bet it tastes even better than it looks. Great recipe for strawberries and a nice alternative to jams or jellies.

  3. I love the rich red color! And I just checked out your strawberry tiramisu… omgosh YUM! I’m loving strawberry week :) Now I just need to go buy some strawberries….

  4. Totally wanna make this!

  5. Wow! What a great idea, Carla. Strawberry curd- yum! Why is it when I think of curd, I think of lemons? Not any more. Oh, no. You’ve changed my curd outlook. Thank ya!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I go strawberry crazy during the summer, sometimes I buy too many to eat before they go bad and I know what to do when that happens. I’m totally going to make strawberry curd! I like that this contains no egg, it just seems weird to me to add egg to strawberries. Just wonderful!

  7. The color of this curd is incredible! It looks so tasty, wow… I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday series (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and it’s so much fun following your creations…

  8. Good Day…I am really fascinated by your Strawberry Curd. I love the color. It looks so smooth and your receipe is a plus for me because, it’s EGG FREE.
    By chance, do you have a receipe for Vegan Lemon Curd to include with your other curd receipes? I’m really interested to know a better way to make Lemon Curd…EGG FREE.


  9. Wow – that color is stunning! Strawberries are my favorite fruit, but somehow I had it in my head that strawberries couldn’t be made into curd…I’m glad you have shown me the error of my way! I’ll have to give this a try sometime soon!

  10. I have just been gifted with 2 cases (12 double pints I guess) of fresh strawberries and about 75 fresh mangoes. I can’t wait to make some curd!

  11. Oh I am DEFINITELY making this.

  12. Hello Carla, i tried your strawberry curd to fill the yogurt cake…it’s fantastic!!!!
    Here’s my recipe

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