Mums Lemon or Lime Butter

Fruit butters are delicious and easy to make. My mum used to make her lemon butter in a
glass double boiler, (Mum was a wonderful cook and did everything by the book) and I thought that was the only way to make it properly. Enter my Husbands Nana who taught me this method. As long as you stay with it and keep stirring on a lowish heat, it won't catch. This batch of fruit butter was a combination of 8 juices limes I had in the freezer (clearing out that freezer) and 4 lemons from our tree. 

It is so lovely just on fresh bread or on a Pavlova with passionfruit or mixed with whipped cream and put between puff pastry rectangles. Mum used to make little sweet pastry cups and fill them with the lemon butter and whipped cream. Oh so posh!


For every 2 lemons, limes (juice of 2 and rind of 1) or for every 4-6 passionfruit-depending on size

You use 2 eggs

1 cup sugar

40 grams of butter


Combine all of the ingredients in a large saucepan, stir on medium heat until butter is melted and there are no flecks of unbeaten egg white or yolk

Continue stirring, using a whisk, on low heat until it starts to thicken

Once thickened up and no longer tastes eggy, pour into sterilised jars, put on lid securely and turn upside down

Once cooled completely turn jars right way up and store in the fridge

The turning upside down and then right way up "sucks in" the lid giving it a really good seal

Ingredients for Lemon and Lime Butter
Butter, Eggs, Lemon and Lime juice, Lemon and Lime rind

Adding the Sugar
All ingredients starting to incorporate
Just about ready, just keep whisking
Lemon and Lime Butter
As you fill the sterilised jars, put lid on and turn upside down for the good seal

So, tell me how do you use up excess lemons or limes?

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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