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Lemon Filling Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 T plus 2 t cornstarch
⅔ c sugar
1 large egg yolk
c fresh lemon juice
T grated lemon zest
6 T fresh orange juice
t vanilla
1 t unsalted butter

Directions:
Directions:
In medium pan, stir together cornstarch and sugar, stir in egg yolk and lemon juice and zest, until smoothly incorporated. Add the orange juice and ⅓ c hot water. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring until mixture thickens and boils for 1 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla, until butter melts. Strain through a sieve into a storage container. Chill for at least 45 minutes or until cool.

Use as is to make a pie or tart, or fold in some beaten whipped cream to lighten.


**To make a lemon sauce: decrease the cornstarch by 2 teaspoons, and increase the hot water to cup.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Makes about 1 cup; you can double or triple as needed.

At Edison Grill, this was poured into individual tart shells, served topped with whipped cream and a few fresh raspberries or blueberries

 

 

 

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