Eggless Butterless Lemon/Lime Curd

EgglessButterlessLemonCurd

Fruit curd is a dessert spread which is used as a topping or served as a side for bread and scones. The most popular one is the lemon curd which is widely employed in pies and tarts.  It’s also a great replacement for jam and preserves. Traditionally it is prepared with eggs, butter, and the fruit. Today I am going to share an Eggless and Butterless vegan lemon curd.

So, why I am posting this recipe now in the middle of the baking marathon?  My next recipe uses this lemon curd, and initially, I thought of posting it along with that recipe. But given the fact that I can use it in different recipes and I have few other lemon curd based recipes coming up, so I decided to post it separately.

I am not sure if I should call this as lemon curd or lime curd because I used both.  The day when I decided to prepare this recipe, I had two limes and one lemon. I didn’t want to run to the store just to buy lemons. So decided to go with lemon/lime combo. No compromise in taste and I and M loved this spread very much that we started to eat it just like that. It’s butter free, so you have a guilt free munching too. One thing that I included here was the food color. As I wanted that bright yellow, added a drop of yellow food color. But that’s entirely optional.

I followed the recipe from here. But added more sugar as I felt my lemons were super sour. So adjust the sugar as per your preference.
EgglessButterlessLemonCurd 

Ingredients:

  • Sugar – 1/2 cup + 3 tbsps
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Lemon / Lime Zest – 2 tsp
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – 1/4 cup
  • Corn Starch – 3 tbsps
  • Yellow Food Color – 1 drop

Steps:

  • In a saucepan, mix the sugar, water, and cornstarch. Make sure there aren’t any lumps.
  • Now bring it to a boil on low-medium heat and keep whisking.
  • After about 4 minutes, the mixture will thicken like pudding.
  • When the mixture thickens, reduce your heat to low and stir/whisk for another minute.

  • Turn the heat off and add the lemon/lime juice, zest and food color and mix well.
  • Transfer this to a glass container or heat proof and let it cool to the room temperature.

  • Once it’s cool, store it in the refrigerator.

EgglessButterlessLemonCurd

Notes:

  • Food color is entirely optional.
  • Adjust the sugar as per your preference.
  • Lemon or lime both works for this recipe.

Eggless Butterless Lemon/Lime Curd
The popular fruit-based spread - Lemon curd. This is the eggless butter version of the lemon/lime curd.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Sugar - 1/2 cup + 3 tbsps
  2. Water - 1/4 cup
  3. Lemon / Lime Zest - 2 tsp
  4. Fresh Lemon Juice - 1/4 cup
  5. Corn Starch - 3 tbsps
  6. Yellow Food Color - 1 drop
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, mix the sugar, water, and cornstarch. Make sure there aren’t any lumps.
  2. Now bring it to a boil on low-medium heat and keep whisking.
  3. After about 4 minutes, the mixture will thicken like pudding.
  4. When the mixture thickens, reduce your heat to low and stir/whisk for another minute.
  5. Turn the heat off and add the lemon/lime juice, zest and food color and mix well.
  6. Transfer this to a glass container or heat proof and let it cool to the room temperature.
  7. Once it’s cool, store it in the refrigerator.
Notes
  1. Food color is entirely optional.
  2. Adjust the sugar as per your preference.
  3. Lemon or lime both works for this recipe.
Adapted from ShakenTogetherLife
Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen http://www.vidhyashomecooking.com/

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