Lemon desserts are always a favorite, so I’ve gathered the best, and most luscious lemon dessert recipes for you to keep, and refer to whenever you want a lemony treat! I’ve included American classics, international favorites, and even some beverages that can double as desserts.As the lucky owner of two Meyer lemon trees, I know what it’s like to be inundated with lemons.
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So call me the expert lemon recipe lady, or whatever you will, I just love lemons, and using them in desserts!
Okay, so I lied. I don’t just love them in desserts! 😎 Best lemon drop martini recipe, ever.
Yes, these are from my own trees. Aren’t they a thing of beauty?
Grab your cake pans and bake a lemon cake or do something really different and break out the martini glasses (these glasses come with a 25 yr guarantee!) for some syllabub! I will continue to add more lemony recipes, so save this post!
Lemon Desserts (Recipes to Use Fresh Lemons)
Sicilian Whole Lemon Cake 🍋 -no waste, uses the entire lemon.
- Gluten Free Sicilian Whole Lemon Cake 🍋 – gluten free version of the cake above.
Lemon Posset 🍋 – quite possibly the easiest dessert, ever.
Raspberry Topped Lemon Soufflés 🍋 – impress your guests!
Meyer Lemon Flan 🍋 – smooth and creamy, and definitely luscious!
Passion Fruit and Lemon Meringue Tartlets 🍋 – a French patisserie classic.
Lemon Bars 🍋 – A classic American lemon dessert.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce 🍋 – Sweet and delicious enough to be served as dessert.
Individual Lemon Raspberry Trifles 🍋 – No cook, and easy to make using lemon cake (recipes above).
Madeira Cake 🍋 – a classic British cake (uses the rind of one lemon)
Lemon Syllabub 🍋 – an old fashioned mix between a beverage and dessert.
Lemon Meringue Pie 🍋 – is a perfect dessert; simply a classic.
Lemon Granita 🍋 – a frozen ice dessert popular in Italy.
Lemon Curd Muffins 🍋 – a British teatime treat.
Better Thank Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake 🍋 – just like Starbucks’ without all the chemicals and preservatives.
Lemon Ice Cream 🍋 – super easy, made-in-a-blender recipe and one of my favorite lemon desserts.
Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce 🍋 – a creamy Italian dessert that is as smooth as silk.
Limoncello Cheesecake 🍋 – a lemon lover’s delight.
Moist Almond Lemon Cake 🍋 – make it for Easter, it’s simply a lovely lemon dessert (gluten free).
Frozen Lemon (Slush) Martini 🍋 – if you love a good lemon drop martini, this is perfect for a summertime treat!
Sgroppino 🍋 – another beverage that can do double duty as dessert!
I hope you check back often as I’ll continue adding more luscious lemon desserts to this list! The recipes won’t stop as long as I have two beautiful lemon trees in my garden. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll have a lemon tree in Italy!
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I love lemon! What a great collection of tangy treats!
We will be harvesting lemons from our small Meyer lemon tree for the first time this year. We have already made your Sicilian whole lemon cake, and will be trying out some of these other great-sounding recipes. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Fantastic, Peggy!! Let us know what you try!