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Best Lemon Recipes

These Sweet Lemon Recipes are the best you will find. From quick breads to cookies to some wonderful frozen treats and drinks. They are perfect to share with family and friends or why not just treat yourself?!

Lemon recipes.


The difference between lemon juice and zest

Some insist that the zest has more lemon flavour than the juice. The zest is the oil of the lemon and is therefore filled with the pure lemon flavour.

The juice holds the acidic tart taste of the lemon. Just be sure to grate only the yellow part of the lemon and no white part. The white part will add only bitterness. And you don’t want that!

How to choose the perfect lemon

Be sure to choose lemons that are firm, unblemished and have no green on the skin, which means they are not quite ripe. They should feel heavy, stay away from really pale lemons which means they are older and contain less juice.

Fresh or bottled juice?

Always reach for the fresh lemon, the flavor is so much better than bottled juice, which more than likely will also contain preservatives.

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How to store lemons

Lemons should be stored in the refrigerator. To make them last longer keep them in an airtight container or zip top bag. They should keep for up to 4-6 weeks in the fridge.

They can also be frozen,  place the lemon in a freezer safe bag (remove as much air as possible) or container. Thaw the lemons in the microwave for a few seconds, or place them in cold water for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Lemon Cake

Tablespoon Italian Lemon Cake
Italian Lemon Cake a delicious moist Cake, and all you need is a tablespoon for measurement.  Fast and Easy and so good. The perfect Breakfast, Snack or Dessert Cake Recipe.
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Lemon cake on a cake stand.
Lemon Pudding Cake
This delicious Homemade Lemon Pudding Cake makes the perfect dessert, no need for frosting it makes it's own topping. 
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A slice of pudding cake in a white dish with a spoon.
Italian Lemon Bundt Cake/Ciambellone
This easy Italian Lemon Bundt Cake or better known as Il Ciambellone is a simple soft Italian Cake with a hint of lemon and vanilla.
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bundt cake on a wire rack 2 slices cut
Glazed Lemon Yogurt Cake
This Lemon Yogurt Cake is the perfect dessert cake for any and all Lemon lovers. A simple lemon glaze makes it absolutely perfect.
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lemon yogurt cake on a black cake stand with a slice on a black plate
Italian Fresh Cream Lemon Cake
An easy simple Italian Cake, the perfect breakfast or snack cake.
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Lemon cream cake on parchment paper with powdered sugar and a silver spatula.
Lemon Cupcakes
An easy Lemon Cupcake recipe. The perfect soft cupcakes with a lemony taste. Add a creamy whipped cream Lemon Frosting. Lemon lovers will love these!
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lemon cupcakes on a gold wire rack with one on a small cake stand
Easy Lemon Charlotte / Icebox Cake
This Lemon Charlotte is a fast and easy no Bake Dessert. Made with lady fingers and a creamy lemon filling.
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lemon charlotte on a glass cake dish
Lemon Tiramisu Cake
Lemon Tiramisu Cake, white chocolate, whipped cream and mascarpone make this no egg Tiramisu Cake Recipe perfectly delicious.
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Cake on a wire rack with frosting and decorations on top.
Italian Pastry Cream Filled Lemon Cake Recipe
A soft Delicious Lemon Cake filled with an Italian Lemon Pastry Cream then baked. The perfect Lemon Lover's Lemon Cake Recipe.
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Lemon Breads/Muffins

Best Homemade Lemon Bread
A delicious Lemony Sweet bread with a simple glaze.
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Sweet bread with 2 slices cut.
Lemon Muffins with a Crumb Topping
Lemon lovers are going to love these quick and easy Lemon Muffins with a Crumb Topping, they are perfect anytime, breakfast or snack.
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2 muffins stacked with a slice of lemon
Italian Lemon Plumcake
Italian Lemon Plumcake is a moist easy cake, similar to the texture of  a Pound Cake. Makes the perfect Breakfast, Snack or Dessert Recipe.
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Plumcake with 2 slices cut on a wooden board.

Lemon Cookies

Italian Lemon Cookies
Perfect melt in your mouth Lemon Cookies. If you love anything lemon then you are going to love these easy buttery Italian Cookies. 
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lemon cookies 3 cookies stacked on each other
Lemon Thumbprint Cookies
Fast, easy and really delicious especially with an Italian Pastry Cream Filling.
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Cookies on a wire rack.
Lemon Shortbread Cookies + 5 More Must Bake Shortbread Recipes
Shortbread Cookies are a must and these Lemon Shortbread are the perfect Lemon Lovers melt in your mouth Cookie.
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up close lemon shortbread cookies
Italian Lemon Biscotti (Cantucci)
Lemon Biscotti, a classic Italian cookie recipe that is crunchy and nutty with toasted hazelnuts and almonds. Easy to make cookie that's great with coffee!
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Lemon biscotti on a black plate.
Lemon Cheesecake Bars
A delicious almond shortbread base with a creamy lemony filling. The perfect Cookie Bar or Dessert recipe. 
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Three lemon cheesecake squares stacked.
Italian Lemon Stuffed Cookies
If you love the taste of lemons then this Italian Lemon Stuffed Cookie is for you. A simple dough filled with a delicious Italian pastry cream then baked.
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Stuffed cookies on a wooden board.
Lemon Sugar Cookies
It's not the holidays without Sugar Cookies and these Lemon Cut-Out Cookies are perfect for your holiday dessert tray.
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4 lemon sugar cookies on a white plate with a glass of milk and milk jar in the back
Easy Lemon Drop Cookies
These Easy Lemon Drop Cookies are made in one bowl,  a simple buttery lemony cookie that will satisfy every lemon lover.
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3 lemon drop cookies on a wire rack with a slice of lemon

Lemon Donuts/Scones

Easy Baked Lemon Donuts
These Baked Lemon Donuts are every Lemon Lovers dream, so soft and easy to make. Delicious with a simple lemon glaze or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
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3 lemon donuts stacked with lemon glaze dripping down
Lemon Blueberry Scones with a Crumb Topping
These Delicious Blueberry Scones bake up fast and easy. The subtle lemon taste and a crunchy Streusel topping make these tender Scones the perfect Snack or Breakfast treat.
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blueberry scones on a pan and a grey board
Lemon Glazed Blueberry Baked Donuts
Fast and easy Blueberry Baked Donuts with a simple Lemon Glaze, a healthy homemade delicious snack, dessert or breakfast recipe.
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Blueberry donuts on a wire rack and one on parchment paper.

Lemon Must Try

Homemade Lemon Pudding
Homemade Lemon Pudding is easy to make and bursting with fresh citrus flavor. You only need five ingredients to make the best homemade pudding.
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Pudding in 2 glasses one with whipped cream.
Italian Lemon Crostata
Italian Lemon Crostata, a simple and easy Italian Dessert. Made with a flaky pie pastry and a delicious fresh lemon cream filling. The perfect snack or dinner dessert recipe.
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The tart baked in the pan.

Lemon Frozen / Drinks

Creamy Frozen Limoncino Recipe
This Frozen Limoncino is the perfect Summer Frozen Dessert Recipe, use limoncello or lemon juice. Either way it makes a refreshing hot weather frozen treat.
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2 glasses of frozen limoncino on a black board.
Fresh Lemon Ice Cream
This Easy Lemon Ice Cream has only 4 ingredients and one of them is not Sweetened Condensed Milk. It's creamy and smooth like velvet.
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Lemon ice cream in a glass bowl.
Italian Lemon Sorbet Drink
Italian Lemon Sorbet Drink, a delicious traditional Italian digestive middle of dinner drink. Creamy Lemony and so good.
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pouring lemon sorbet drink in a glass
No Churn Coconut Lemon Ice Cream
Lemon and coconut are two flavors that work surprisingly well together. What better way to enjoy these flavors than in a homemade no-churn lemon coconut ice cream?
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Two scoops of ice cream in the loaf pan.

When you are looking for something lemony to make I hope you try one or all of these! And of course let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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  1. Hola! Mi nombre es Omaira Figueroa, soy venezolana. Estoy fascinada con sus recetas, me gusta el sabor del limón. Estas recetas están fantásticas. GRACIAS! 😘

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