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Lemon Butter Spread

My grandmother, who was a great cook, brought this recipe with her from England. I use it as a spread on toast, for filling in a cake or on top of ice cream. —Gloria Costes, West Hills, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

Directions

  • In the top of a double boiler over boiling water, melt butter. Stir in sugar, eggs, lemon juice and zest. Cook over simmering water for 1 hour or until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Pour into containers. Store in the refrigerator. Use over cake or spread on toast or muffins.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 114 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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