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Raspberry Curd

This raspberry curd is thick, luxurious, easy to make, and tastes like raspberry sorbet. Try some with your breakfast this weekend!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Condiment
Cuisine: British
Servings: 16 Servings (About 1 ¾ cups)
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Marie Porter


Mini Food Processor
Wire Mesh Strainer
Silicone Whisk
Infrared Surface Thermometer


  • 1 cup Raspberries Fresh or frozen & thawed
  • 2 tablespoon Water
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Citric Acid
  • 6 tablespoon Salted Butter Chilled and cut into pieces.
  • Red food colouring Optional


  • In a small food processor, blitz together raspberries and water.
  • Press raspberry pulp through a wire strainer, discarding the solids (seeds) left behind. Set pulp aside.
  • In a small pot, whisk together egg yolks, large egg, and sugar until well combined. Add the raspberry pulp and the citric acid, whisk until well combined.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens. It should be able to coat the back of a spoon and retain a clear trail when a finger is dragged across the back of the spoon. Ideally, you want the mixture to reach 165F - I use a surface thermometer for this.
  • Once mixture is thick / hot enough, transfer to a bowl. Add the pieces of butter, whisking until well incorporated.
  • Once all of the butter has melted in and been fully incorporated into the curd, tint red with food colouring, if desired (We didn't, hence the pale colour!)
  • Transfer raspberry curd to your storage container and chill for at least 1 hour before use.


This raspberry curd will last for 2 weeks in the fridge, or a few months in the freezer. (Thaw overnight in the fridge before use!)


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg