Rhubarb curd recipe! Learn how to make rhubarb curd and use it as a filling for any pastries, choux pastry, cupcakes, a topping for cookies, as a dip or as a spread, etc. It is as sweet as lemon curd and truly delicious.
Rhubarb curd is made from the released water gathered after gently simmering chunks of rhubarb. Fresh or frozen rhubarb can be used, I used frozen.
This recipe makes for 2 1/2 mason jars (2 cups – 500 ml), it is quite a tall order and you could easily halve the ingredients unless you have a large family or plan to use it for a crowd. Rhubarb curd only keeps 5 to 6 days maximum.
To make the curd, you will need 2/3 cups of rhubarb juice. If you are left with more juice than 2/3 cups don’t use the leftover to make the curd, it would be too liquid, rhubarb juice makes for a delicious drink (you might want to sweeten it a bit) or you can use it to flavor a yogurt.
I just did away with the dried pulp, I found it too dry and fibrous to eat, you try it and decide for yourself.
8 oz. (1 cup / 230 g.) rhubarb, without leaves, cut in small chunks
2/3 cup sugar (160 g.)
4 oz. (8 tbsp. / 115 g.) butter, cut in small chunks, at room temperature
Into a small saucepan, add the rhubarb chunks, barely cover with water, bring to boil then simmer gently on medium/low heat for about 20 minutes until the rhubarb has rendered all its water
Put a mesh strainer over a measuring jug and drain the rhubarb, you will need 2/3 cups of juice only, use the leftover juice as a drink or to flavor a yogurt. Let cool until lukewarm
Into a small saucepan over medium/low heat, add the rhubarb juice, sugar and eggs, whisk together constantly until the liquid thickens, this process can take 10 to 15 minutes
Put a mesh strainer over a medium bowl and strain the curd to gather any pieces of cooked eggs, add the butter to the curd and stir until completely melted
Cover with plastic wrap right on the curd, let cool, then chill a minimum of 2 hours, the curd will thicken while chilling
Store into lidded jars or plastic containers in your fridge for a maximum of 5 to 6 days
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