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Vegan Meyer Lemon Bars

Vegan Meyer Lemon Bars

Made without any eggs or butter, check out these vegan meyer lemon bars that start with a lemon curd base, thickened with coconut milk, seated on a coconut oil shortbread crust.

Vegan Meyer Lemon Bars

Thought a delicious, creamy and tart lemon curd could not be pulled off without eggs or butter? Think again! These citrus bars are a true delight for all eaters.

Vegan Meyer Lemon Bars

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Vegan Meyer Lemon Bars

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
Course Dessert
Servings 8 bars


For The Shortbread:

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • ½ tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Pinch of salt

For The Lemon Curd:

  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk
  • ½ cup Meyer lemon juice about 2 large
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • tbsp corn starch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tbsp confectioners' sugar to taste
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp natural vanilla extract to taste


  • To prepare the shortbread
  • Preheat oven to 325F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper
  • In a medium bowl, cream together coconut oil and granulated sugar for about one minute. Add confectioner's sugar and vanilla and continue beating for another minute, until creamy
  • Reduce speed, add flour, water and salt and mix until just incorporated
  • Using your hands, pull the mix together to form a dough
  • Press the dough as evenly as possible onto the lined pan, so it slightly comes up the sides. Prick the dough with a fork several times (this will prevent it from bubbling up)
  • Bake at 325F for about 30-33 minutes or until lightly golden. Set aside to cool completely
  • In the meantime, prepare the lemon curd. Combine coconut milk, lemon juice, maple syrup, corn starch and salt in a small sauce pan and whisk well. Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat and cook until it thickens ( this should take about 5-6 minutes), whisking often
  • Remove from heat and whisk in confectioners' sugar, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Set aside to cool, about 10 minutes
  • Pour the lemon curd over the shortbread crust and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Cut into bars


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