How to make it

  • Set up your double-boiler
  • Begin by placing water in pot and double boiler bowl on top - make sure the water from pot does not touch bottom of bowl. Turn on heat and let water come to a boil., Then turn heat to a medium, medium low so it simmers.
  • Place sugar, flour (or cornstarch) and salt in double boiler and stir in water with whisk.
  • Cook over boiling water until thickened, stirring constantly.
  • Once it is thickened, cover with lid and cook an additional ten minutes (and yes stir occasionally - say every three minutes)
  • Temper your already slightly beaten egg with some of the hot mixture, then add this slowly back into the remaining hot mixture while stirring constantly.
  • Cook over hot (and not boiling) water for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, taking double boiler bowl off and out of the pan that had the water.
  • Add butter and zest of the lemon rind and stir till butter has melted.
  • Chill, once completely cooled, then add the lemon juice and stir. Your filling can be used just as is... and is super delectable.
  • Want to go all out? Whip up that heavy cream till stiff, then stir it in with your cooled fantastic lemon filling - and voila - extra extra creamy lemon filling ready to fill and use in your cakes, jelly rolls, etc.

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  • MichgaBaker 2 years ago
    Had to double the recipe...didn't think it looked like enough for an 8 inch layer cake
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  • monkroo 7 years ago
    Is there absolutley no way to substitute the butter with a non-dairy margarine? I'll be catering to a crowd that can't have dairy and this recipe looked so perfect...
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  • grandmommy 10 years ago
    Oh! this sounds good! LOVE lemon anything! Saving this one for sure.
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  • dandelion 10 years ago
    Oooh I bet this would be a great filling for my Long Johns :)(doughnuts) THX for posting
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Sounds sooooooo good!!! got my five
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    I need to get the double boiler... great post... thanks...dave
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    " It was excellent "
    marriage ate it and said...
    I'm with pat2me, you had me at lemon, it is my very favorite for dessert and even savory foods. So yes, yes, this is a fantastic post, thank you for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh yeah...I love this stuff! My Mama and Grandma both used this in their coconut cakes with the 7-Minute Frosting, too. (One of my fave cakes ever - and was my Dad's absolute choice!) Great post and it reminds me that I would love to make that cake again. Thanks for the recipe and for the memories... =)
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    You had me at lemon......but the orange sounds great too! Thanks for the great post!
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