Monday, April 5, 2010

Luscious Lemon Fruit Dip

I thought maybe I could sweeten you up a little to apologize for my absence. I have so much to tell you and so many wonderful items to tell you about, not to mention all the fantastic things I have to "SHARE" with you.

Luscious Lemon Fruit Dip
2 cups sugar

2/3 cup cornstarch

1 cup cold water

4 eggs, beaten

2/3 cup lemon juice

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Assorted fresh fruit


In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Gradually whisk in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.

Stir a small amount of hot mixture into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in lemon juice and vanilla.

Transfer to a bowl. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Cover surface of mixture with waxed paper; refrigerate until cooled. Fold in whipped cream. Serve with fresh fruit. Yield: 5 cups.