Recipe by Lady Clare

A great spread for biscuits, but also fabulous as a filling for cakes, pies and tarts! The only one I use. This is fairly tart, as I like it on biscuits, so if using as a cake filling, I would up the sugar to 1 or 1 1/4 cups.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, lemon zest and eggs in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stirring with a whisk, cook until sugar dissolves and mixture is light in color (about 3 minutes).
  3. Stir in lemon juice and butter.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes more, stirring constantly until the mixture thinly coats the back of a spoon.
  5. Let cool, cover and chill. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
  6. If using in a cake, it is best to make this the day before.

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