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                           Lemon and Lime Curd**
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruits
                 Gifts                            Sauces
                 Easy
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6      med           lemons
    3      med           limes (or 4)
    1 1/2  c             sugar
    4                    eggs -- beaten
      1/2  c             butter or margarine -- cut up
 
 Wash lemons and limes and dry them.  Finely shred lemon peels to make 1/4
 cup.  Avoid getting the white pith in with the rind.  Squeeze enough juice
 from lemons and limes to make 1 1/3 cups total.  In a heavy 1 quart
 saucepan combine the juice and sugar.  Stir in the eggs, margarine and 1/4
 cup lemon peel.  Cook and stir constantly over med. heat (do not boil)
 until mixture coats metal spoon.  Takes about 8 minutes.  Remove from heat
 and put in jars.  Keep in refrigerator.  Makes 3 - 1 cup gifts.  Stores in
 refrigerator up to 2 months.  Per 2 tbs. = 100 calories.
  
 
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 NOTES : Gift label:  British teatime spread.  Use as a filling for cakes
 and tarts or serve with hot muffins or scones.  Optional:  Omit lime.  Use
 1 1/3 cups lemon juice.