This homemade vegan lemon curd is a smooth, thick cream, with a wonderful sweet and tart lemon flavor. You only need a 5 ingredients, but one is crucial, you need to use fresh lemon for this recipe. Do not use the lemon juice from a bottle. You can use the curd as a spread for scones, or as a filling for cupcakes, pies or drizzle over ice cream.

Homemade Lemon Curd [Vegan]




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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 and 1/4 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine


  1. Whisk sugar, water and cornstarch together until cornstarch is dissolved
  2. Pour into a small saucepan and whisk over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it comes to a full boil.
  3. Boil for 2 - 3 minutes, not stirring. It should be thickened and turning clear.
  4. Remove from heat and lemon juice, zest and margarine and blend well with the whisk.
  5. Cool the curd, then refrigerate in a covered container. It thickens as it cools.

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 221 | Total Carbs: 59g | Total Fat: 1g | Total Protein: 1g | Total Sodium: 1mg | Total Sugar: 53g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.