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The basic ingredients for this delicious spread are usually beaten egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice and zest which are gently cooked together until thick and then allowed to cool, forming a soft, smooth mixture. The cornstarch forms the thickening action here, without the cholesterol and fat!


  • 1/4 c. cold water
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 3 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a saucepan, whisk together water, sugar, cornstarch, and salt until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. When mixture thickens.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
  • Pour mixture into a non-metallic bowl and add lemon juice and zest, mixing well.
  • Allow to cool and thicken at room temperature.
  • Can be refrigerated, covered, for several days. Before serving, beat thoroughly to a smooth, spreadable consistency.
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 78.8
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.0 g
  • Yield: About 1 cup, 2 tbsp per serving

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