Lemon Filling

Southern Living
Makes 1 2/3 cups


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1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup boiling water
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter


1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan; stir in 1 cup boiling water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar and cornstarch dissolve (about 3 minutes). Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into yolks; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Stir in lemon juice.

2. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Cool, stirring occasionally.

Created date

September 2007