Vegan Clementine Curd Recipe (2024)

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This vegan clementine curd recipe was first published on November 8th of 2021.

We kicked off the Christmas content with none other than a full-on Christmas collection from 2020 post because we wanted to give you a taste of what it was. Now that we have moved on from the old, and in with the new, you have got a taste of what’s to come. First, Cristina’s first gift guide came out yesterday, and what a bang! So to continue in style, I thought we could try experimenting a bit more with our cooking. Hence why our vegan clementine curd recipe is here today.

We have got a soft spot for curd, I don’t think we have made much effort in hiding that. From the recipe for peach curd to the passion fruit curd one, you know we love a good one. But we did not have a vegan version just yet, so we thought it would be great to add one to our collection.

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And let me tell you one thing, this vegan clementine curd recipe did not disappoint. It was creamy and full of flavour, very similar in consistency to what you would expect from a normal curd. Yes, there are no egg yolks or butter in this, and no lemon juice. But we are already planning to use this same recipe for lemon curd because it couldn’t be any easier!

We have already eaten the whole vegan clementine curd, it just did not last. But I am sure it can be stored in the fridge for a week, so you know…you don’t have to eat it all in one go. Not like we did. But then again, I wouldn’t judge you if you did.

Of course, a vegan clementine curd is quite the Christmas morning breakfast kind of deal. You can offer it as a present to your vegan friends and family (because it honestly cooks in minutes!). Or even have it on the table for breakfast. You can keep it for yourself that it’s vegan, no one will realise.

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What do you use to make this vegan clementine curd?

So, the ingredients for this vegan clementine curd are very simple. Almost all of them are pantry staples, including corn flour, almond milk and sugar. The clementines will be best when ripe and in season (even though they are widely available all year round) and you will be using both the clementine juice and clementine zest. So I recommend you get very good quality clementines and a great zester. Because it’s not easy, actually almost impossible, to zest a clementine. Their peel is soft and almost rubbery, very different from a lemon or an orange.

Of course, it goes without saying that you need to make sure your clementines are not covered in pesticides. You will be using the zest, so make sure you clean them thoroughly before using them.

Any almond milk will work, we have used Almond Breeze as it’s our favourite in the market here in the UK. It’s creamy, simple and not too watery.

How do you make the curd?

I am not even joking when I say this will take minutes to make. You honestly just need to put all the ingredients in a pot and mix. Like, how much easier can it get? No need for a heatproof bowl over simmering water, none of that nonsense.

When it comes to a curd, make sure you use a thick bottom pot so that you don’t risk burning it easily. Because of the ingredients in this vegan clementine curd, they tend to cook quite fast and even a second of you getting distracted by a message or your kids can completely mess this up. I am not blaming the message or the messenger, but I messed it up. I know first-hand this is easier than I cared to admit to the girls.

Can I substitute anything?

Well, to be completely honest with you, unless your only switch is a different brand of almond milk than the one we have used, I would be very careful. I have tested this with juice from a carton, and the clementine flavour would not come through strong enough.

I also tried avoiding the zest, but the best course of action is to stay on track with all the ingredients. As it really should be with any recipe.

So, in short, no. I would not substitute anything in this recipe for vegan clementine curd. Sorry.

How can I store the clementine curd?

You will be using sterilised jars to store your clementine curd. You will need to make sure they are clean and dry, and usually, the best way to clean the jars is to run them in the dishwasher at the highest temperature possible. Dry them with a paper towel and set them aside until you are ready to use them.

How can I use the curd?

I mean, something like this can easily be spread on bread and butter in the morning. Or it’s the perfect topping for one of your cakes, imagine a pound cake with this, bliss! If you are also looking forward to the better weather, it’s perfect to have on ice cream too! And should we even add on pastries? The world is for you to choose!

But let me go ahead and share the recipe with you now.


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Vegan Clementine Curd

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  • Author: Simona
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 x 460ml jar 1x
  • Diet: Vegan
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A creamy and zesty vegan clementine curd, ready to use over toast or on ice cream. Or even by the spoon!



  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh clementine juice (6-8 clementines)
  • zest of 34 clementines
  • 2 pinch turmeric for colour (optional)*


  1. Place all your ingredients in a thick bottom pan and mix well.
  2. Heat up until everything is well combined and let it cook for 5-10 minutes, until it starts to thicken up **.
  3. Once cooked, pour into the sterilised jars and let it cool down to room temperature before storing in the fridge.


* turmeric: Make sure you do not put too much, or the flavour of turmeric will overpower the very delicate flavour of the clementine.

** thickening: I know you will be tempted to keep it on the heat until fully thick, but that will make it completely solid in the fridge so I would avoid that.

This vegan clementine curd will last for a week in the fridge.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cooling Time: 3 hrs
  • Cook Time: 5-10 mins
  • Category: Sweet
  • Cuisine: English

Keywords: vegan clementine curd, clementine curd, plant based clementine curd

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Is a vegan curd worth my time?

Look, as a non-vegan myself, I found this vegan clementine curd to be extremely easy to make. Even easier than a normal curd. No unsalted butter to chop and stir in or eggs, no mess assured. Just simple ingredients and a one-pot and spoon kind of deal. Flavour-wise, it was also 100% worth it. It was beautiful, and we had it by the spoon. Sometimes on cookies too. But it’s just a beautiful combo you absolutely need to have on your table for Christmas breakfast and have a total feast on the day. Or any other day, but you know what I mean. It’s lush to eat, looks brilliant and I am sure if you don’t mention it, no one will realise it is actually vegan.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what you think about this vegan clementine curd recipe, so please leave a comment below!


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