Lemon Dessert Recipes

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Microwave Lemon Curd

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is a delectable lemon curd recipe with the added attraction of being quick and easy to make. It is particularly useful when entertaining and short on time.

Gluten-Free Raspberry Lemon Cake

Rating: 5 stars
Healthy raspberry lemon cake made with tart lemon juice, Greek yogurt, rings of sweet raspberries and no refined sugar! This elegant cake is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. A fancy dessert with no guilt!

Coconut and Lemon Cream Pie

Rating: 3.25 stars
Coconut and lemon are probably my favorite match. This pie has an unexpected shortbread-like crust made with only coconut oil! The result is flaky, crumbly, and delicious. The creamy curd center gets an upgrade using coconut cream! If you serve immediately, the pie will be a bit messier than if you were to chill it for a few hours.

Chef John's Lemon Ice

Rating: 4.57 stars
Using the classic Italian granita technique makes this an easy and refreshing summer treat. I love the contrast between that light texture and bright, vibrant flavor.

Lemon Polenta Biscuits

Rating: 4.33 stars
These biscuits are both sweet and tart at the same time. They are one of the most requested recipes I make.

Lemon Rhubarb Bars

Rating: 4.71 stars
Sweet crunchy crust with a tart filling makes these lemon rhubarb bars deliciously sweet, yet tart. Warning: they are also highly addictive!

Lemon Syllabub

Rating: 4.7 stars
This is a deliciously light, creamy, sophisticated little dessert from days gone by. I first tasted it at a supper given by a lecturer in seventeenth-century literature when I was at college, and it took our tastebuds right back to the Restoration. It can be prepared as either a parfait or a punch--please note that either version contains alcohol, so you may not want to serve this to younger family members.

Lemon Butter Tarts

Rating: 4.08 stars
I love butter tarts, and can never get enough. This is one that I make now and then to be a little different.

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a very fun recipe to follow, because Grandma makes it sweet and simple. This pie is thickened with cornstarch and flour in addition to egg yolks, and contains no milk.

Candied Lemon Peel

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is a good way to use up lemon rind and it goes good with coffee or on cake. It really does taste like candy, and you can do this to ANY citrus fruit. If you use oranges you can add brandy, cloves or other spices the mixture. Chop it up and put it in cookies, or just eat it by itself.

Lemon Icebox Pie III

Rating: 4.5 stars
A family favorite when a no-bake, fast pie is needed. (And family members too small to use the oven can make dessert!) Very pretty when garnished with whipped cream and mint leaves.

Limoncello Lemon Sorbet (With or Without Mint)

Rating: 5 stars
This is the concoction I came up with when I couldn't find quite what I was looking for. It is absolutely foolproof. It's simple, sweet, and tart, with just enough limoncello liqueur. Serve with sprig of mint or fresh berries. Top with limoncello or vodka if desired.

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Refrigerator Lemon Margarita Pie
Rating: Unrated
"Absolutely delicious! I love the flavor of the lemon and tequila." – Wyattdogster

The Best Lemon Bars

Rating: 4.53 stars

Tart, rich and perfection, all rolled into one! Wow your friends with this simple recipe. Hint: No Substitutions!