Custard desserts are so sweet, creamy, rich, and delicious. You can’t beat them! Although custard is traditionally made with dairy and eggs, it’s quite easy to veganize and these recipes prove it! If you’re looking for a dessert that was made to impress, check out these vegan custard recipes. They are just as amazing as they look!

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1. Baklava Custard Tart

Vegan Baklava Custard Tart

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This Baklava Custard Tart by Incredible Plant-Based Desserts, Anthea Cheng can easily become your favorite recipe Just like conventional baklava, this tart has loads of nuts, crispy ­filo pastry, and multiple layers. This is taken to the next level, as well. Instead of thickening the custard with eggs, this recipe cornstarch which is much easier to use! The subtle vanilla and sweetness from the custard perfectly complement a punchy and flavorsome baklava ­filling.

2. Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan)

Coconut Flan

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Flan is one of the most popular desserts in Mexican food culture. It’s an egg, cream and sugar recipe that has traveled continents and time and still remains relatively intact in terms of flavor and texture. It’s served at most special occasions and is on the menu throughout most of LA’s Mexican restaurants. There are now more flavor variations like citrus-flavored flan, rompope flan or even chocoflan. For this flan recipe, we’re making a coconut-flavored base and using egg replacer to give that rich egg flavor that makes a flan, flan. is recipe has four main steps that pull it all together, but it’s definitely worth the effort. This recipe for Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan) is reprinted with permission from La Vida Verde by Jocelyn Ramirez, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Zohra Banon


3. Fruit Tart with Custard

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This beautiful and delicious Fruit Tart with Custard by ThePlantbasedSchool is a classic Italian pastry recipe that everyone loves. The result is a vegan fruit tart with vegan custard that is egg-free, dairy-free, made with whole-grain flour, and plenty of fresh seasonal fruit. It will 100% blow your mind! Fresh, colorful, sweet, and nutritious, with a shell of vegan shortcake pastry, filled with vegan lemon custard and tons of seasonal fresh fruit on top – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, nectarines, kiwis, cherries, and mint leaves. Are you ready to be blown away by this veganized Italian classic?


4. Pastel De Nata

Vegan Portugese Custard Tarts

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These tarts are a flaky golden pastry filled with a deliciously smooth custard, and then topped with a beautiful drizzle of icing sugar and cinnamon. These Pastel De Nata by Andri Neocleous make the perfect sweet treat for any occasion, from enjoying a dessert one night to serving them at a family or friend’s house!


5. Berlinas (Custard-Filled Doughnuts)

custard-Filled Doughnuts

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These homemade doughnuts or home-made pastries filled with homemade custard and topped with chocolate are a treat for any vegan or any lover of sweets. In this recipe, you will find how to prepare an elastic and fluffy dough for doughnuts and rich pastry cream, perfect for filling other desserts and sweets. You have to try Yana Chistyakova‘s Berlinas (Custard-Filled Doughnuts!

6. Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

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Cool, creamy, and topped with coconut whipped cream and caramel sauce, this Banana Cream Pie by Gabrielle St. Claire is the ultimate indulgence.

7. Apple Strudel With Custard

apple strudel

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Now that autumn is here and apples are in season, what better excuse is there to have an amazing and super easy dessert. This flaky Apple Strudel With Custard by Philipp Ertl becomes golden brown goodness as it bakes and the fragrant, sweet scent of apples is amazing. This creamy custard could not be any simpler or more rewarding! Only 4 ingredients and it tastes heavenly!


8. Boston Cream Doughnut

Boston Cream Doughnut

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Fluffy donuts, filled with sweet vegan vanilla custard, coated with chocolate – how does that sound? These Boston Cream Doughnut by Ivy!

9. Coconut White Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Coconut White Chocolate Crème Brûlée

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Yes, even custard can be made vegan, with coconut milk and cashew cream. These little bowls of goodness are the epitome of an impressive and elegant dessert. Serve this Coconut White Chocolate Crème Brûlée by Lisa Dawn Angerame at a dinner party or even on a random weeknight!

Reprinted with permission from Wait, That’s Vegan by Lisa Dawn Angerame, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Alex Shytsman

10. Lemon Custard

Lemon Custard

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This vegan Lemon Custard by ThePlantbasedSchool has nothing to envy to its non-vegan counterpart. It’s an easy recipe you can whip it up in 5 minutes, it’s sweet, light, and doesn’t contain any eggs or dairy. It can be eaten as a custard dessert on its own, poured on some fresh fruit, or used for cakes, pastries, pies, and fruit tarts.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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