Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (2024)

Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (1)

  • Serves 7
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients

By ThisZAussieLife

January 9, 2020

47 Comments

I always have a seasonal fruit curd stored in the fridge. My mother, who is hyperallergic to preservatives and food dyes in the store-bought stuff, loves them on her toast and even with Weetabix. So far I have tried orange, lemon, strawberry, peach and now cherry curd.

Ingredients (serves 7)

  • 1 Box Fresh cherries, washed
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3 Lemon
  • 100g unsalted butter

Method

  1. Put the cherries, water, sugar and lemon juice in a sauce pan and let it come to a boil.
  2. Reduce the flame to the minimum and let this simmer for around 20 minutes. After 20 minutes cover the saucepan and let it simmer for 5 minutes
  3. The water will have reduced and the mixture will be of syrup consistency. Take a fork and gently mash the cherries. Now add the butter and let it completely melt.
  4. Stir for a while till you dont see the butter on the surface.In the morning, remove the cling film and transfer into an airtight jar. This will stay well in the fridge for around three weeks.
  5. Dissolve a tablespoon of cornflour in water and add to this. Keep stirring till this thickens.
  6. Transfer into a glass bowl and let it cool to room temperature. Cover with cling film (make sure the film touches the surface of the curd otherwise a tough skin will form on the top) and let it rest in the fridge overnight.
  7. In the morning, remove the cling film and transfer into an airtight jar. This will stay well in the fridge for around three weeks.

Notes

When the summer gives you cherries, make a beautiful cherry curd. You can use it on toast, on cake rusk, fill tart shells with it, top a cheesecake, have it with pancakes or even with parathas. Basically anywhere you'd use jam, you can use a fresh fruit curd.

Love cherries? Take a look at these recipes next:

  • Cherry Ripe Balls
  • Amazing Cherry Ripe Cheesecake
  • Chocolate-Cherry Bundt Cake

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (2)
      • meedee said
      • 27 Jul 2023
        10:33 am

    When you say 3 lemons do you mean the juice from 3 lemons??? That seems like an awful lot.
    I make lemon curd all the time but would love to give this a go. Also what is the weight of a box of cherries? Locally they dont come in boxes and are just available to select how many you want.

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (3)
      • mom489758 said
      • 26 Aug 2022
        12:59 pm

    Please let me know what the weight of cherries is as I can’t find a single weight other than a case of cherries is 40lbs

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (4)
      • mum1 said
      • 02 Aug 2022
        12:32 am

    My first thought was to make a Black Forest Cake with this – yum

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (5)
      • mom488157 said
      • 24 May 2022
        9:28 am

    Would like to try this recipe but cherries are not sold in boxes where I live. Can you give the weight of the cherries. Also, when do you pit the cherries? Mschickler@satx.rr.com

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (6)
      • mummabear said
      • 31 Mar 2021
        9:56 am

    This on chocolate cake thanks!!

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (7)
      • Mom7534689 said
      • 06 Mar 2021
        11:43 am

    I always see cheap cherries in boxes at the market, so I’ll have to try

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (8)
      • mom112217 said
      • 31 Jan 2021
        3:31 pm

    So useful for so many recipes!

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (9)
      • mom418449 said
      • 25 Jan 2021
        1:59 pm

    It doesn’t mention to or how to remove the stones, I’m assuming this is done prior to cooking?

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (10)
      • 11 Nov 2020
        6:52 am

    Looks delicious & easy to try! Will wait until cherry season is here.

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (11)
      • mom460689 said
      • 24 Oct 2020
        9:57 pm

    This looks so good. Would be perfect for breakfast.

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (12)
      • curlytops said
      • 18 May 2020
        2:28 pm

    i love cherries and love curd so this is perfect!

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (13)
      • mom414719 said
      • 18 May 2020
        11:02 am

    Delicious! I love cherries! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (14)
      • Cookfromscratchmum said
      • 30 Apr 2020
        8:48 am

    Cherry curd in pancakes with some whipped cream absolutely delicious

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (15)
      • rachelvk said
      • 24 Mar 2020
        9:02 pm

    I love cherries but I would never have thought to make cherry curd; looks delicious.

      • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (16)
        • rachelvk replied
        • 31 Mar 2020 , 10:51 am

      And so easy to make too!

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    • Cherry Curd - Real Recipes from Mums (17)
      • mom460689 said
      • 08 Mar 2020
        12:24 pm

    Great recipe. I have made lots of lemon or orange curds before but never something like this cherry one. This would be yummy on waffles for breakfast

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