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easy healthy vegan apple curd recipe in a glass jar
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Easy Apple Curd Recipe

Learn how to make this sweet and rich spread with fresh apples and no dairy! Ready in just 30 minutes, apple curd tastes delicious on oatmeal, toast, pancakes, and more. You will want to slather this sweet curd on just about everything!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Baking, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • 6 apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • tbsp corn starch or cornflour
  • 2 tsp vegan butter


  • Peel, core and dice the apples.
  • Add the apples, cinnamon, lemon juice, and water to a pot.
  • Stir and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat over with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring throughout this time, until the apples are soft.
  • Remove from the heat and blend in a high speed blender until smooth.
  • Pass the apple puree through a sieve to make a smooth curd, alternatively skip this step for a slightly more textured curd.
  • Return the apple puree to the pot and heat over a medium heat.
  • In a small bowl mix the cornflour with 2 tbsp cold water.
  • When the puree has started to boil, add the cornflour and whisk until smooth. Reduce heat and cook for a further 2 minutes until thickened, continue to whisk to prevent any lumps.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before stirring through the vegan butter. 
  • Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.




  • Use your favorite type of apple, red apples will provide a slightly sweeter curd whereas a green apple will provide a slightly sour taste.
  • Adjust the sweetness to taste by adding more maple syrup if desired.
  • Step 5 can be skipped if you’re wanting a slightly textured curd.
  • Apple curd can be served with pancakes, spread on toast or even mixed through your morning bowl of oatmeal or porridge.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g