Clear Lemon Jelly Filling

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Cathleen Colbert

From Recipe Goldmine. For use in a jelly roll cake.

Top Review by Cynna

I made this to use as doughnut filling. I followed the recipe to the letter. Very delicious! Be sure not to walk away even for a second because it gets thick very quickly. I actually let it go a little too far, but once the butter, zest, and juice went in it was perfect. I will be making this a lot, as I'm a big-time lemon junkie. Thanks so much for sharing this simple and quick recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, corn starch and salt.
  2. Stir in water gradually.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
  4. Continue to cook at a boil for 1 minute.
  5. Remove from heat and add lemon peel and butter.
  6. Stir in lemon juice and food coloring.
  7. Allow to cool before using.
  8. *If the filling is too soft, refrigerate.

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