Dairy Free Lemon Curd

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Delicious, quick and easy Dairy Free Lemon Curd that’s made without butter!

Quick and Easy recipe for Lemon Curd that can be made dairy free, or with butter

This is the best ever dairy free lemon curd, you’d never know it was made without butter! My dear friend Tricia made some for me recently with using dairy free margarine, it was super tasty and just the right balance of lemony sweetness, she shared her recipe with me and so now I’m sharing it with you!

When I was growing up in Scotland we would eat lemon curd all the time, it was not home made but out of a jar from the store and usually spread on toast. We ate Tricia’s dairy free lemon curd with some home made meringues and fruit, it was well received all round and is definitely something I’ll be making again, it’s just so easy and quick that you really have no excuses, you need to try it! All you butter eaters out there can use butter instead of dairy free margarine, it will work just the same.

No toast, fruit, or meringues? No problem! You can eat it right out of the jar on its own, ask me how I know…

If you enjoyed this recipe you’ll also want to check out my recipes for Rocky Road and PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef Copycat Recipe.

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Delicious, quick and easy Dairy Free Lemon Curd that's made without butter!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 3 cups
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup Dairy Free margarine (I used Earth Balance) or butter
  1. Combine lemon zest and sugar in food processor.
  2. Pulse to mince zest, then process until zest is as fine as the sugar.
  3. Add egg yolks, lemon juice, process 10 seconds.
  4. With machine still running, pour in melted butter or margarine
  5. Transfer mixture to double boiler and cook over low heat until thickened, about ten minutes.
  6. Cool and refrigerate.

Delicious, quick and easy recipe for Dairy Free Lemon Curd, it's so good you won't even miss the butter and has a superb lemon flavor!


  1. says

    This looks super yummy!! My husband would love it…lemon is one of his favorites! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party. Hope you come back again tomorrow to share some more stuff!! Pinned!!

  2. Joan Belle says

    Just wanted to let you know… I am about to do a test batch of your recipes for these bars. We are having a Summer Solstice Festival, and a friend and I are having a table with hibiscus tea and fruited lemonade to sell with baked “goodies”. I will let you know how they turn out….

  3. Michelle says

    Can you jar this and store at room temp or does it need to be refrigerated? Im thinking of gifting some in jars.

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