When we first got married, my husband wasn’t too keen on drinking water. Since I wasn’t too keen on buying gallons of sugary drinks, I took it upon myself to make homemade ones. I figured at least I wouldn’t be bringing home lots of plastic bottles, even if I wasn’t saving him from a sugar overload.
So I asked my aunt to buy cases of lemons for me every now and then, to turn into lemonade. She gets things super cheap from stores around where she lives.
Fast forward to now and I no longer need to make gallons of drinks. Occasionally, sure, but not habitually.
So yesterday I see my aunt and she hands me a bag of lemons. Maybe it was just in memory of what she used to hand me? I don’t know but at any rate, these were discounted ones and they need used as soon as humanly possible. So far I’ve used four of them in this spoon-lickin’ goodness.
Zest of 3-4 lemons (depending on their size), finely chopped
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup sugar
5 large eggs
1 stick butter
Place everything except butter in a double boiler. I just use a glass bowl set over a sauce pot with a bit of water in the pot.
Heat water and keep at a simmer while you whisk the lemon mixture. Cook and stir until thick, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the butter. Chill and serve however you like. I love it on toast or with vanilla yogurt. Tho if I’m being totally honest, a lot gets eaten straight from the jar with a spoon.
Yield: about 2 1/2 cups