Vegan Lemon Bars

These vegan Lemon Bars are made with a buttery shortbread crust and filled with an easy Meyer lemon curd for the perfect sweet and sour treat.

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
4.7 from 13 votes
Vegan Lemon Bars
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Lemon Bars
Servings: 9
Calories: 252 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Shortbread Crust
Meyer Lemon Curd
To make the crust
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar, and lemon zest together until smooth and creamy. Add flour and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Press the dough into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes until light golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes.

To make the Lemon Curd
  1. In a food processor combine tofu, lemon juice, zest, and granulated sugar and process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract and process again until combined.
  3. Pour into cooled crust and bake for another 25-30 minutes until the lemon curd has set.

  4. Let cool at room temperature for 20 minutes and then place in the refrigerator to cool all the way.
  5. Dust with powdered sugar or candied lemon slices just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.