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Vegan Lemon Curd Recipe - easy to make with no eggs and no dairy
Easy Vegan Lemon Curd
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Cooling time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A simple to follow recipe for vegan lemon curd. This recipe requires no eggs or dairy and is an excellent base for other recipes such as lemon meringue pie, lemon cheesecake or just a really lovely old school lemon curd sandwich filler.

Course: Tea Time
Cuisine: Free From - gluten, dairy, wheat, soya, egg
Keyword: Curd, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lemon, Vegan
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 61 kcal
Author: Glutarama
  • 5 lemons squeezed
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 60 g cornflour
  • 1 tbsp Birds Custard PowderTM
  • 1 tsp arrowroot
  • 4 tbsp water
  1. Squeeze all your lemons into a jug and make the liquid up to 300ml by adding water.

  2. Pour this into a medium saucepan and add the caster sugar.

  3. Heat on a medium to high heat until all the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat down to a simmer while you do the next step.

  4. In a small jug measure the cornflour, custard powder and arrowroot.

  5. Add the tablespoons of water and using a teaspoon stir to combine. This will be tough at first but keep going until all the powder is mixed into the water.

  6. Pour your cornflour paste into the saucepan of sugar and lemon juice and remove from the heat.

  7. Using a small whisk, beat the mixture quickly. It will almost immediately start to thicken and change colour, keep beating to ensure you don't end up with any clear arrowroot lumps in your mixture.

  8. Once thoroughly beaten, leave to one side to cool.

  9. To store add to a sterilised jar and leave to cool completely. I use Kilner 500g jars (you may have a tiny bit extra as a bonus to have on toast now!).

Recipe Notes

How to sterilise a jar: simply boil the kettle and pour into the jar and leave until you're ready to use. To use pour the water away and fill the jar making sure the lid is secured tightly.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan Lemon Curd
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.