Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Lemon 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.



  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 4 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 250g butter, chopped


Beat eggs and sugar together in a heatproof bowl.

Place over a pot of barely simmering water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Whisk continually until the sugar has dissolved.

Add butter, lemon juice and rind. Whisk mixture for around 20 minutes until the mixture is thick enough to cover the back of a spoon.

Pour into sterilised jars and seal immediately.


This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.