Menu

Lemon Filling

  • Save Recipe
Lemon Filling
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
  • Save
  • Print
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Email
Ready to Make?
  • Save
  • Shop
  • Share
  • Keep Screen On
Use this luscious easy-to-prepare filling for pastries, cakes and tarts.
Updated Aug 1, 2011

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 drops yellow food color, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute longer; remove from heat.
  • 2
    Stir in butter and lemon peel until butter is melted. Gradually stir in lemon juice and food color. Press plastic wrap on filling to prevent a tough layer from forming on top. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until set.
  • 3
    Leftover filling can be tightly covered and refrigerated up to 5 days; do not freeze. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature to soften; stir before using. Store cakes or pastries filled with Lemon Filling covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Grating the peel from a lemon is easier when the lemon is whole, so grate first, then squeeze out the juice.

Nutrition

70 Calories, 1g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 15g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
10
Total Fat
1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
© 2021 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved