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lemon paste

Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

I needed 1 tsp of lemon paste for a recipe and rather than paying an arm and a leg for a whole jar of lemon paste, I found a recipe that I decided to try. The original recipe used 6 lemons, and the proportion to sugar was not correct. I only had one lemon, so here's my attempt...

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For lemon paste

  • 1
  • 1/3 c

How To Make lemon paste

  • 1
    Cut lemon in half and add to pot of boiling water (about 1 cup water). Boil until tender.
  • 2
    Remove from heat and let cool. Add lemon and liquid to tall container and whiz with an immersion blender until completely blended.
  • 3
    Strain out large bits. Stir in sugar. Pour into a parchement lined baking pan. Bake in oven at lowest heat for several hours until thickened
  • 4
    If you want to leave the pan out in the sun for several hours instead of in the oven, make sure it is covered to prevent the inclusion of extra protein (i.e. insects)!

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