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Is Lemon Meringue Pie Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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If you’ve been looking for a new dessert to try and bake this weekend and lemon meringue pie caught your eye, you might be wondering if it’s suitable for vegans? Keep reading to find out.

What is lemon meringue pie?

This traditional French dessert is made up of a shortcrust pastry base, a thick layer of lemon curd and topped with meringue. It’s a sweet and tart pudding that’s hard to put down!

a slice of lemon meringue pie

Is lemon meringue pie vegan?

Typically, no, lemon meringue pie isn’t a dessert that’s suitable for vegans for a few reasons. Shortcrust pastry is made with butter that’s generally isn’t vegan, lemon curd can contain gelatine and meringue is made from egg whites.

How to make a lemon meringue pie

However, fear not – it’s more than possible to make a delicious, plant-based pie. If we’ve piqued your interest then you’ll want to read our recipe, here.

Keep any plant-based questions heading in our direction via the comments section below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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