This is our old family recipe, traditionally used at Christmas to spread on toast or crackers, or put in cooked tart shells. Lemon cheese can be put in sterilized jars and frozen.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grate the zest of 2 lemons; squeeze juice from 3 lemons.

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  • Melt butter with sugar over very low heat in a double boiler; slowly pour in beaten eggs and lemon juice. Stir lemon zest into butter mixture; continue to stir constantly until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 19.4g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 62.8mg; sodium 61.6mg. Full Nutrition
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