Karry Hosford
14 servings (serving size: about 2 tablespoons)

"I lightened this fruit dip recipe, and it received rave reviews. It looks lovely and tastes great." Serve with fresh fruit such as strawberries, pineapple, or apple. -CL Reader

How to Make It

Combine 2 tablespoons sugar, egg, and lemon juice in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, water, and cornstarch in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 30 seconds or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Slowly pour beaten egg mixture into water mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool completely. Fold in whipped topping.

Ratings & Reviews

ShannonKay's Review

January 27, 2014

acmeinecke's Review

May 14, 2012
This was a simple to make, refreshing summer snack for a small get together at our home. The only change I made was to add in some lemon zest (maybe a 1/2 teaspoon or less - I didn't measure), and I also added just a tiny bit of salt - two shakes - because my mom said I should always give a little dash of salt to just about anything I cook. I guess a faster way to make this would be to combine a jar of lemon curd with a container of thawed whipped cream. But as a bonus, I now know how to make an excellent lemon curd (at least that's exactly what the lemon mixture tasted like just before mixing it with the whipped cream).

GloriaRiggs's Review

February 23, 2012

Melhoney1's Review

February 06, 2012
I used meyer lemons for the perfect lemon taste...I also doubled this as I knew it was going to be a hit at our Healthy Super Bowl party...and I was right...the remnants in the bowl were eaten with a spatula!!! I served with strawberries and raspberries...AMAZING!!

nwilker's Review

August 28, 2011
Tasty recipe. I used splenda in place of real sugar and made layers of chopped strawberries and the dip. Pretty quick and easy, and a good fruit dip substitute if you don't have any cream cheese in the house!

CookingCrazy's Review

January 26, 2011
I haven't tried this yet, but have it on my menu for a party I am having in a few weeks. After reading the reviews, I think I will add very finely grated lemon peel to give it a more vibrant flavor. Will let you know after my party, how it was accepted.