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Lemon Custard Filling

Rated as 3.77 out of 5 Stars
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"A luscious lemon custard. The perfect filling for white, yellow or citrus cakes!"
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Ingredients

40 m servings 70
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 1/2 cups)

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan or double boiler combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Mix well. Beat the egg yolks and water together, then whisk into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and butter. Cover with plastic wrap until completely cooled.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 70 calories; 2.7 11.5 0.5 39 64 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is essentially a good recipe. I did make some tweaks tho that I think will solve most of the issues I see. First of all, as with any yolk custard, you want everything ready ahead of time. D...

Most helpful critical review

The recipe has lemon JUICE in the ingredients and says lemon EXTRACT in the directions. I assumed it was juice because, hey, who would use 2/3 c of extract! It came out pretty gelatinous (sort...

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This is essentially a good recipe. I did make some tweaks tho that I think will solve most of the issues I see. First of all, as with any yolk custard, you want everything ready ahead of time. D...

The recipe has lemon JUICE in the ingredients and says lemon EXTRACT in the directions. I assumed it was juice because, hey, who would use 2/3 c of extract! It came out pretty gelatinous (sort...

I wanted to use this as filling between cake layers. The lemon flavor is very mild, consitency was perfect for a filling, but the flavor was just very weak even after adding extra lemon.

I don't know why so many people have a problem with this recipe because it is delicious! Not corn starchy at all! I did make a few slight modifications: ~I have made this twice, and the second...

This recipe was not at all what i was looking for. i wanted something that was like the filling of a lemon doughnut. but this was not it. If you like the way cornstarch tastes. you will love thi...

This was very good. However, I did add 1/2 tsp. lemon extract for a stonger lemon flavor and only used 3 tbsp. of cornstarch.

This is a quick and easy filling. It is delicious. I used it for mini tarts.

After following the advise of Scott d BBQ man, I changed the method of adding ingredients. I combined the dry mix with water and cooked till thick. Then tempered in the yolks and cooked about a ...

I used less cornstarch than the recipe called for and it still had a "raw" cornstarch taste. The balance seems to be off. It did have a nice lemon flavor. I would adjust the cornstarch again, ...