Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is so easy to make and has a nice sweet, lemony flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. On med-hi heat, bring sugar and water to a boil.
  2. Mix cornstarch, lemon juice and lemon extract.
  3. Stir into boiling mixture.
  4. Beat the egg yolks and stir about 1/4 cup of the hot mixture into them.
  5. Quickly stir this into the hot mix.
  6. Spoon into dessert cups.
  7. Chill.
  8. If you prefer you can put the mix into a baked pie shell, and cover with meringue.


Most Helpful

MizzNezz, this was just the light, tasty treat I was looking for! No fuss, no muss and just enough to suit my needs. This recipe made just enough to fill 3 dessert cups. Nice and lemony with just the right amount of sweet and tangy flavor! You saved the day, once again, Nezz! Thank you!

Bev March 09, 2003

This has such flavour! The lemon extract is a nice addition. However, I had a slight curdling, which may have been my fault, I don't know. To make sure THAT didn't happen again, I first combined the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Then I stirred in the egg yolks. Next, the juice, extract, and 1/3 cup water. Then 1 cup hot water. Cooked everything and it was beautiful! Will definitely make this again and again!

cuisinebymae April 19, 2003

This came out wonderfully! I didn't have lemon extract so I used vanilla, and I used a sugar substitute, but kept everything else the same. It was really easy, and I will definitely make it again!

lisa__lynn May 17, 2010

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