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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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Use this luscious easy-to-prepare filling for pastries, cakes and tarts. MORE + LESS -

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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
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.

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