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Lemon butter/ lemon passionfruit butter recipe

A great lemony sweet spread that is great on toast or as an addition to your desserts. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder

Serving Size:

Makes 6 cups



  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water (substitute this for passionfruit pulp if making lemon/passionfruit butter)
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 125g butter, chopped into cubes


Mix eggs and sugar together in a glass bowl and then place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (double boiler style).

When the sugar is dissolved, add pulp/water, zest and stir until combined.

Add a quarter of the butter and stir until melted. Once melted, add another quarter, stir until melted. Continue until all the butter has been added and combined.

Simmer for a further 15 minutes, or until the butter sticks to back of a spoon.

Take off the saucepan, and leave to cool for 20 minutes.

Pour into sterilised jars. Seal and then refrigerate.