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Clear Lemon Filling

Yield 1 cup


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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