28 Lemon Desserts Your Family Will Love
There’s something about citrus that just screams spring and summer. And what better way to embrace the warm weather than with some delicious lemon dessert recipes? Whether you’re looking for a light and refreshing treat or something with a little more indulgence, lemon desserts have got you covered.
Desserts recipes are indeed a delightful way to celebrate any occasion, and they have an amazing ability to satisfy our sweet cravings while also being the perfect ending to any meal. With so many dessert recipes available, it’s easy to find a sweet treat that suits your taste buds and caters to your dietary needs.
What flavor goes with lemon in baking?
When it comes to baking, the zesty, tangy flavor of lemons can be a great addition to many different types of desserts. However, not all flavors go well with lemon. When choosing ingredients to pair with lemon, it’s important to consider the overall flavor profile you’re going for.
One classic pairing is lemon and blueberry. The sweet, juicy flavor of blueberries complements the tartness of the lemon, creating a perfectly balanced flavor. This combination is often used in recipes for muffins, cakes, and even pancakes. Other fruits that pair well with lemon include strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Lemon also goes well with herbs like thyme, rosemary, and basil, giving baked goods a unique, savory twist.
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When it comes to more decadent desserts, lemon pairs well with creamy flavors like vanilla and white chocolate. Lemon cheesecake and lemon curd tart are both classic desserts that pair lemon with rich, creamy flavors. Lemon also pairs well with almonds and other nuts, adding a crunchy texture to desserts like lemon bars or lemon biscotti. Overall, the key to finding the perfect flavor to pair with lemon is to consider the overall taste you’re going for and experiment with different ingredients to achieve the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
The good news is, we’ve come up with a list of over twenty five ways to use up lemons that you might have on hand!
What can I do with a bunch of lemons?
Well, with a bunch of lemons, the options are endless! You could make lemonade, of course, but there are so many other delicious things you can do with these versatile citrus fruits.
One of my favorite things to do with lemons is to make lemon bars. These sweet and tangy treats are perfect for a summertime dessert, and they’re super easy to make. All you need is some lemon juice, sugar, butter, eggs, and flour. Once you’ve made the crust, you mix together the filling ingredients and pour it over the top. Then you just bake it for about 20 minutes until it’s set. Trust me, once you’ve had a lemon bar, you’ll never go back!
Another great way to use lemons is in a salad dressing. A simple vinaigrette made with lemon juice, olive oil, and Dijon mustard is a delicious and healthy way to add a zing to your greens. You can also use lemon juice as a marinade for chicken or fish – it helps to tenderize the meat while adding a bright and refreshing flavor. So next time you find yourself with a bunch of lemons, don’t just make lemonade – get creative and try some new recipes!
Can I freeze whole lemons?
Yes, you absolutely can freeze whole lemons! In fact, it’s a great way to make sure you always have lemons on hand for cooking and baking, even when they’re not in season. Freezing lemons is also a great way to save any extras you might have that you wouldn’t be able to use up before they go bad.
The process of freezing lemons is actually very simple. All you need to do is wash the lemons to make sure they’re clean, then place them in a resealable plastic bag or airtight container and put them in the freezer. You don’t need to blanch them or do anything else prior to freezing. When you’re ready to use them, simply take them out of the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours. Once they’re thawed, they’ll be just as juicy and flavorful as fresh lemons!
Are you ready for our list of what we believe are the best lemon sweet recipes on the world wide web?
28 Lemon Desserts Your Family Will Love
You are going to love the flavor of these lemon bars!
No Fail Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake
This No Fail Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake uses homemade blueberry jam and lemon Jello Instant Pudding to make this incredible dessert!
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
These Lemon Meringue Cupcakes from my sweet friend Patty are a must try!!
Simple Lemon Brownies With Lemon Glaze
Make these Lemon Brownies with fresh lemon juice and lemon zest for a beautiful treat.
Italian Lemon Pound Cake is the only lemon cake recipe you will ever need!
This Italian Lemon Pound Cake is the perfect combination of sweet and soft.
LEMon Curd Cookies
You won’t be able to have just one of these amazing Lemon Curd Cookies!
Lemon Cheesecake Mousse
This Lemon Cheesecake Mousse is so light and fluffy for an any time summer dessert.
This recipe for Lemon Blossoms is divine and they have glazed topping.
Blueberry Lemon Pie Bars
Want pie in a bar? These Blueberry Lemon Pie Bars are perfect!
Lemon-Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting
This recipe for Lemon Lemon Cupcakes is super easy and the lemon flavor is so good too.
Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies
These Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies are incredible and literally melt in your mouth.
Lemon Crinkle Cookie
Try these Lemon Crinkle Cookies made with fresh lemon juice for your next cookie party!
130 Calorie Greek Yogurt Lemon Bars
If you are crunched on calories then try out these Greek Yogurt Lemon Bars that are lower in calories.
Lemon Pound Cake Cookies Are Melt-in-Your-Mouth Yummy!
If you love lemon cake or lemon cookies this recipe for Lemon Pound Cake Cookies is you soon to be new favorite!
Lemon Magic Cake
Making magic in a dessert is done with a Lemon Magic Cake that is absolutely refreshing.
Lemon Cream Cheese Crumb Cake
Fluffy layers and crumb topping make up this Lemon Cheesecake Crumb Cake.
Lemon Cooler Cookies
I so remember these Lemon Cooler Cookies from childhood with a powdery outside.
Lemon Cake Roll
This Lemon Cake Roll is cake perfectly wrapped in a roll. Yummy!
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
These bright and sunny Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are the best for breakfast or a light snack.
If you love lemonade you will adore this Lemonade Cake with a delicious cream frosting.
Lemon Fudge Recipe
A wonderful citrus lemon flavor makes up this Lemon Fudge perfect for summer.
Lemon Meringue Pie Cheesecake
This Lemon Meringue Pie is such a classic dessert that is both rich and lush.
Ina Garten’s Lemon Loaf Cake and Raffaldini Vineyards
Check out this Lemon Loaf that is tangy and drenched in wonderful lemon flavor.
Simple No-Bake Lemonade Pie
Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes
Make these Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes that work perfectly as small individual treats.
Lemon Cream Scones Recipe
These Lemon Cream Scones are a delightfully light, bright, and sweet.
Lemon Oreo Truffles
These Lemon Oreo Truffles are bound to be a new found obsession.
Lemon Lush Dessert
This Lemon Lush Dessert is light and creamy with pudding. Yum!
Lemon Cheesecake Bars
With layers of cookie crust and lemon cheesecake you will be in heaven with these Lemon Cheesecake Bars.
What lemon dessert scream summer for you? Share your ideas!
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I love anything lemon. All of these desserts look amazing!
So glad you joined us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week!
This is a great round up! I am pinning for later!
Love this round up on everything lemon! You’re absolutely right: there’s something about lemon that just screams summer! Thanks for joining us on #shinebloghop this week 🙂 So glad you were able to share this with us.
Crystal I am so glad you shared this awesome list of lemon treats. Lemon is my favorite citrus, it makes everything taste better. They are also delicious I’m not sure which one I want to try first. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pretty Pintastic Party.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I love anything with lemons and these recipes all look so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!
I love lemon, it’s one of my favorite flavors. I’m pinning this. They’ll be a refreshing snack during the summer.
Yummy Roundup.Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again this week.
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