Vegan lemon bar

Vegan lemon bar

Elevate your dessert repertoire with our exquisite recipe for Vegan Lemon Bars. Combining the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, these delightful treats are not only cruelty-free but also a testament to the artistry of plant-based baking. A harmonious blend of a buttery crust and a luscious lemon filling, these bars promise to be the star of any occasion.

Crust Perfection: Begin the culinary journey by crafting a flawless crust. In a meticulous fusion of 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of softened vegan butter, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt, a crumbly yet cohesive dough emerges. This foundation bakes into a golden canvas that perfectly complements the vibrant lemony notes awaiting their moment to shine.

Lemon-infused Filling: The heart of these bars lies in the tantalizing lemon filling. A symphony of flavors is achieved by whisking together 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, the juice of 3-4 lemons, zest from a fresh lemon, and 1 cup of non-dairy milk. The result is a silky-smooth mixture that pours gracefully over the pre-baked crust, ready to enchant taste buds with each bite.

Baking Brilliance: As these bars grace the oven, the aromas of sweet anticipation fill the kitchen. The crust, now a golden embrace, and the lemon filling meld into a divine concoction during a brief yet crucial 25-30 minute bake. The edges set with a delicate firmness, while the center retains a subtle jiggle, promising a texture that is nothing short of perfection.

Chilled Sophistication: Completing their journey in the oven, these Vegan Lemon Bars deserve a moment to cool and set. Patience is a virtue as they undergo a transformative chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. This allows the flavors to meld, creating a dessert that is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a visual spectacle.

Presentation and Serving: Before the grand reveal, a final touch of elegance is added with a dusting of powdered sugar, creating a picturesque finish. Sliced into squares or rectangles, these bars are ready to be served, a testament to the finesse of vegan baking. Whether as the pièce de résistance at a celebration or a delightful indulgence for a quiet evening, these Vegan Lemon Bars are a testament to the limitless possibilities of plant-based culinary artistry.

Conclusion: In the realm of vegan desserts, our Zesty Elegance: Vegan Lemon Bars stand as a testament to the fusion of ethical choices and culinary mastery. Crafted with precision and care, these bars redefine what it means to indulge in a plant-based delight. Elevate your dessert experience with each delectable bite, savoring the symphony of flavors that dance across your palate in perfect harmony.

Vegan lemon bar


For the crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • A pinch of salt

For the lemon filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 3-4 lemons)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (such as almond, soy, or coconut)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8×8-inch (20×20 cm) square baking pan.
  2. Prepare the crust:
    • In a bowl, combine the flour, powdered sugar, softened vegan butter, and a pinch of salt.
    • Mix until the ingredients come together and form a crumbly dough.
    • Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
    • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 15-18 minutes or until it’s lightly golden.
  3. Make the lemon filling:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, and baking powder.
    • Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and non-dairy milk to the sugar mixture. Whisk until well combined and smooth.
  4. Bake the bars:
    • Pour the lemon filling over the baked crust.
    • Bake in the oven for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
  5. Chill and serve:
    • Once the bars have cooled to room temperature, refrigerate them for at least 2 hours or until fully chilled and set.
    • Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.
  6. Slice and enjoy:
    • Cut the chilled lemon bars into squares or rectangles.
    • Serve and enjoy your delicious vegan lemon bars!