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Lemon Butter

    Lemons for Lemon Butter

    This makes a wonderful hostess gift and as I’ll show in another later column, is nearly the same as making Hollandaise Sauce. There’s more to come for this section, watch for updates.

    Lemons for Lemon Butter

    Lemon Butter

    Delicious, rich, satisfying and simple to make. This is a great hostess gift that can be made at the last minute. Not much in the kitchen? This only needs lemon, an egg. butter, some sugar and a very little bit of time. Ready to go in under 30 minutes.
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Course: Confections, Dessert
    Keyword: confections, desserts, spreads
    Servings: 2.5 Cups


    • 3 Lemons
    • 3 Egg Yolks
    • 1/2 Cup Sugar
    • 1/2 Pound Butter


    • Cut Lemons in half, and squeeze out the juice.
    • Mix all ingredients in a heat proof glass bowl.
    • Cook the mixture over boiling water, stirring constantly until it thickens (about 5-10 minutes).
    • Pour the custard into glass jars.
    • Seal the jars with sterilized lids.
    • Cool and refrigerate. Will keep approximately for one month.
    • With graham or digestive crackers, this will taste like tiny lemon pies, minus the meringue.


    Makes approximately 2.5 cups.
    You can add the egg whites to an omelette for the next day’s breakfast, make macaroons with them, or freeze them in a perfectly dry and clean container for future use.
    I like to save the egg shells to clarify stock.
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