Clear Lemon Filling

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut


Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; whisk in water until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add butter, lemon rind, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in coconut. Place saucepan in a large bowl of ice water for about 5 minutes, whisking often until completely cool.