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DAIRY AND EGG-FREE LEMON CURD
Man do we love lemons! We’re hoping that you do too, because we’ve been going crazy over this tangy and velvety vegan lemon curd.
This lemon recipe has been a long time coming.
We’ve tested many from the internet, and none of them really fit the criteria of a true lemon curd.
They were either the consistency of pudding, or the flavor wasn’t there.
Today, we introduce you to authentic lemon curd that happens to be vegan.
WHAT IS LEMON CURD?
Curd is a fruit spread that’s typically made with citrus, such as orange, lime, or lemon.
It’s thick and velvety, and unlike pudding, it has a stickier consistency.
WHAT IS LEMON CURD MADE OF?
Dairy-Free lemon curd is made with six simple ingredients, not including water and salt.
- 4 tbsp of Vegan Egg plus 1 cup of water – We use Follow Your Heart or JUST brands.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of vegan granulated sugar – non vegan granulated sugar has bone char in it. All organic and beet sugar is vegan.
- ¾ cup lemon juice – Use fresh squeezed for the best results.
- 3 tbsp corn starch
- ¼ tsp ground sea salt
- 2 tbsp lemon zest – Don’t skip this, it truly makes the curd taste like lemon.
TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE THE BEST HOMEMADE LEMON CURD
Prepare the vegan egg if you’re using Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg
NOTE: Only use Follow Your Heart or JUST, Bob's or EnerG egg replacers will not work for this recipe.
In a large sauce pan, vigorously whisk the water, lemon juice, corn starch, salt, and sugar until it begins to thicken and bubble.
It should look translucent.
Slowly pour a cup of the sugar mixture into the egg mixture while vigorously whisking to prevent curdling.
While vigorously whisking (I can’t say this enough), slowly pour the egg mixture into the sugar and keep whisking to prevent the egg from curdling.
Whisk in the lemon zest.
The curd should be thick and smooth. You shouldn’t be able to detect any lumps at all.
HOW TO STORE EGG-FREE LEMON CURD
Eggless lemon curd with cornstarch should be stored the same as that made with egg and dairy.
Pour it into a clean mason jar or bowl, tightly cover and refrigerate for up to a week.
USES FOR LEMON CURD
- Spread it on scones, toast, or our homemade vegan biscuits.
- Put a dollop on pancakes or waffles.
- Pipe it into the center of muffins.
- Use it for the filling for a lemon meringue pie (recipe coming soon).
- Eat it by the spoonful because it’s that good!
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How to Make Vegan Lemon Curd - Dairy and Egg Free
- 4 tbsp Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg plus 1 cup water, OR, 3/4 cup JUST egg. DO NOT add water to the JUST egg. We use Follow Your Heart or JUST Egg, see note in instructions.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup vegan granulated sugar Organic or beet sugar is vegan.
- ¾ cup lemon juice Fresh squeezed is best.
- 3 tbsp corn starch
- 3 tbsp vegan butter Miyoko's or Earth Balance is our preferred brand.k
- ¼ tsp ground sea salt
- 2 tbsp lemon zest.
- In a small bowl, whisk the 4 tbsp of Follow Your Heart vegan egg and 1 cup water until smooth and creamy. Set aside. If you're using JUST egg use 3/4 of a cup without adding the water.
- In a large sauce pan, whisk the 1 cup water, 3/4 cup lemon juice, 1 cup sugar, vegan butter, 3 tbsp cornstarch, and 1/4 tsp salt together on medium heat. Keep whisking until the mixture comes to a low boil and is thick and creamy. It should look translucent.
- Whisk in the 3 tbsp vegan butter until it's melted and fully incorporated into the sugar mixture.
- Add 1 cup of the lemon mixture to the vegan egg and whisk until combined. This prevents the egg from curdling.
- Add the egg mixture to the pan of lemon mixture and whisk continuously until it just begins to boil and is thick and creamy.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the 2 tbsp lemon zest.
- Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.
- ONLY use Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg or JUST Egg. Do not use an egg replacer such as Bob’s Red Mill or EnerG, this will not work. DO NOT add water to JUST egg.
- We use Miyoko’s or Earth Balance vegan butter.
- Store in a clean mason jar or a bowl, tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.