Lemon meringue pie is one of the world’s most popular desserts. It consists of a shortcrust pastry base, topped with a tangy lemon curd, then a vegan meringue (usually blowtorched, or just grill for a few seconds, if you’re nervous!) Here are some nice plant-based alternatives, most use aquafaba (a vegan meringue made by whizzing up the canned liquid of chickpeas with a little sugar). Make your own palm-oil-free pastry for this recipe. Keep fresh dough away from pets. Try this Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie (Addicted to Dates)
Most of these recipes use aquafaba (a vegan meringue made by whizzing up the leftover liquid from canned chickpeas, with a little sugar). This recent discovery has led to many dishes being ‘veganized’. Ensure you roll the lemons between your hands before peeling, to yield more juice!
Vegan Meringue Raspberry Tarts (Lazy Cat Kitchen) offers a refreshing unique take on the traditional. Raspberries make this dish more of a local food dessert too, if lemons don’t grow local to you.
Vegan Apricot Meringue Pie (Quite Good Food) takes the dessert to another level, with a creamy apricot cashew centre, under the soft topping.
Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie (Lazy Cat Kitchen) uses a homemade curd and pastry, the key to success is accurate measurements for this recipe.