Lemon Dessert Recipes

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Perfect Lemon Curd

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Wonderfully tart, classic English lemon curd...perfect with scones and tea.

Gluten-Free Raspberry Lemon Cake

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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

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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

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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.
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Lemon Polenta Biscuits

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

Lemon Rhubarb Bars

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

Lemon Syllabub

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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

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

Lemon Cloud Pie I

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A light, refreshing, and easy to make pie. It's one of my summer favorites.

The Best Lemon Bars

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

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

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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.

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

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Nothing brings a recipe to life like fresh lemons! For a change of pace from the standard Southern-style lemon bars, you need to look no further! This recipe is easy and the taste is divine. I have also made this with Splenda® and low-fat cream cheese and they were just as wonderful.

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Refrigerator Lemon Margarita Pie

"Absolutely delicious! I love the flavor of the lemon and tequila." – Wyattdogster

Lemon Ricotta Cake

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The addition of ricotta cheese to this lemon cake results in an airy, light, fluffy, and moist cake. The glaze will take it to another level. But if you prefer no glaze just sprinkle with powdered sugar.