Lemon Filling

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

      357 calories; 2 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 1 gram monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 84 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 71 grams sugars; 1 gram protein; 92 milligrams cholesterol; 6 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

1 cup

Preparation

  1. In a medium-size saucepan, stir together cornstarch and sugar until completely blended and smooth. Add lemon juice, zest and egg yolk, and stir until smoothly incorporated. Add orange juice and 1/3 cup hot water.
  2. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring. Cook, continuing to stir, until mixture thickens and boils for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in vanilla. Strain through a sieve into a storage container. Chill for at least 45 minutes, or until cool and slightly thickened, before using. Sauce may be refrigerated for up to 48 hours. Stir well before using.

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