vegan lemon fruit tart
vegan lemon fruit tart

Vegan Lemon Fruit Tart

Prep: 20 mins
Chill: 4 hours
Quite Easy
Serves: 12

We’ve tested this recipe with non-soya-based creams and found that the custard sometimes splits so best to use the soya-based ones which are more stable…

Creamy, smooth custard inside a no bake crumb tart shell, topped with glazed juicy fruit… a perfect pudding fit for everyone!

vegan lemon fruit tart
Loved making this, the whole family enjoyed it
Bakes 2021

For the base:

Golden sandwich biscuits


Vegan butter alternative


For the filling:

Custard powder




Vanilla bean extract


Zest of 1 lemon, juice of 1/2 lemon

Soya cream


Oat-based crème fraiche alternative


For the topping:

Soft fruit of your choice – we like fig, cherry, strawberries and peach


Zest of 1 lemon

You will also need:

20cm fluted loose bottomed flan tin, lightly greased

Step 1 of 6

Crush the biscuits in a blender or place the biscuits into a food bag and crush with a rolling pin.

Step 2 of 6

crushed biscuits being pushed into tart tin

Melt the spread and mix into the biscuits and then tip the crumbs into the tin and push them against the sides and base of the tin to make the tart shell.  Chill or freeze for 10 minutes.

Step 3 of 6

Make the custard filling: whisk the custard powder and cornflour with half the soya cream until it forms a smooth paste. Add the lemon zest and juice, Carnation Vegan and remaining cream. Beat until smooth.

Step 4 of 6

fruit tart being mixed in saucepan

Pour the creamy mixture into a non-stick pan and heat gently, whisking all the time until it comes up to the boil and thickens.  It will be very thick and might go lumpy – don’t worry just keep whisking! Keep cooking until its formed one thick custardy mass…Transfer the mixture into a bowl, cover with parchment and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes.  Whisk through the crème fraiche.

Step 5 of 6

Spoon the filling into the base and smooth over the top. Chill for 4 hours or overnight. 

Step 6 of 6

vegan fruit tart with fruit being layered on the top

When ready to serve; prepare the fruit and pile on top of the tart.  Mix 3tbsp Carnation Vegan condensed milk alternative with 2tbsp water and brush the fruit for the glaze, finish with lemon zest and cut into slices.

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