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Lemon Filling

Prep time 13 mins
Cook time 17 mins
Yield Makes 1 cup
  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in top of a double boiler. Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until butter melts. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into egg yolks; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of a spoon (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat; cool. Cover and chill.

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