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


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


  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.


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.

  • This on chocolate cake thanks!!


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


  • So useful for so many recipes!


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


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


  • This looks so good. Would be perfect for breakfast.


  • i love cherries and love curd so this is perfect!


  • Delicious! I love cherries! Thanks for the recipe!


  • Cherry curd in pancakes with some whipped cream absolutely delicious


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


  • 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


  • I keep coming back to your recipe because it is mouth watering so I am going to give it a go. Wish me luck.


  • I love cherries, thanks for sharing


  • Thanx for sharing your recipe


  • I’m a huge lemon curd fan! Sad to see the weight of fruit isn’t listed, just a box of cherries, makes it hard to successfully create. Especially with other fruit, they might have different box sizes for cherries, weight would be easier

    • Hi, could the actual weight of the cherries be listed, a box of cherries where I live (Young, NSW – the cherry capital) can be 1kg to 3 kgs!! ????


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