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Soft custard used as tart filling or as a spread for scones, biscuits, or other baked goods. Similar to lemon meringue.


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel


  • In a heavy saucepan, beat eggs and sugar.
  • Stir in lemon juice, butter and lemon peel.
  • Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or till mixture is thickened and reaches 160º F.
  • Cover and store in refrigerator up to one week. Yield: 1-2/3 cups

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