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Lemon Butter Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Lemon Butter

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"Serve this thick and creamy, lemon-flavored butter warm over gingerbread or blueberry muffins. You can also top ice cream with it! This recipe will also work with margarine instead of butter."

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Original recipe makes 8 tablespoons Change Servings
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  • PREP

    8 mins
  • COOK

    2 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cornstarch, and lemon zest. Stir in water and lemon juice, and continue stirring. After the mixture thickens and bubbles, continue to heat and stir for another two minutes.
  2. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the butter. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is a very good recipe. It's quite easy, the instructions are simple to follow, and it comes out well every time. I used it as a sauce for a side dish I made, but I think this is better suited as a desert topping. Still very good, and I'll make it again!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 28, 2011

It was ok, but I found it a little bland. It's more like a sauce.

 
Jul 09, 2008

Oh this recipe is just devine! So very easy to make. I tripled the batch for this mornings breakfast pancakes and tomorrow nights lemon chicken. I added the slightest dusting of saffron powder to give it that georgous golden yellow colour. Stay with it on the stove top and stir constantly because once it starts this sauce will go from runny to thick in seconds ! love it :)

 
Jan 25, 2004

Simple and clear recipie with ingredients that are easy to find. I used 2 Tbs of flour since I didnt have cornstarch. The final consistancy was closer to a gelatin than I had expected which may or may not be due to the subsitution. Although it did taste great over pancakes.

 
Jan 25, 2004

Nice recipe. I did add about an extra tablespoon of butter to make the flavour more buttery. I used this to drizzle over crepes topped with whipped cream.

 
May 15, 2006

This recipe is simple and delicious. I used it with a lemon muffin recipe that was a little bland after baking. This recipe is perfect. The lemon butter definitely made the muffins more pleasing to serve. I did add a drop of yellow food coloring for presentation sake only. Easy and such a tasty butter. Will go into my favorite recipe file. Thanks!

 
Feb 12, 2004

Such a good sauce for crepes!! But I would also use it over pound cake or ice cream. Delicious! Thanks for such an easy, good recipe!

 
Jan 25, 2011

This is fabulous! We made it to go on our Lemon Pancakes. It was SO good! My son wants it for dinner again tonight. He love love loves anything lemon and this is perfect! Thanks for a great recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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