If at all possible, use fresh lemons when you make these recipes, not the bottled lemon juice. The bottled juice will work, but then you'll miss out on the wonderful aroma of working with real lemons as you slice, zest, and juice them. For tips on getting the most out of your lemons, read Quick Tips on Getting the Most out of Lemons.
Lemon Dessert Recipes
- Lemon Crumble Bars
These fabulous bars are like a cross between Oatmeal Carmelitas and Lemon Meringue Pie. I like to chill the bars and serve them cold.
- Lemon Mousse Ice Cream Pie
I found a variation of this dessert in an old cookbook. It's amazingly good and so colorful too. Use any type of sherbet or ice cream for the crust, but make the filling lemon!
- My Sister's Lemon Meringue Pie
This gorgeous pie is my sister's specialty. The pie is huge and the filling and meringue both melt in your mouth. It must be made with a graham cracker crust.
- Lemon Curd
It's nice to have a jar or two of homemade lemon curd in your fridge if you're a lemon lover. It's fabulous on muffins, spread on toast, or used as a topping for pancakes or waffles. Or just eat it straight out of the jar!
- Lemon Bars
Most recipes for Lemon Bars don't use enough lemon, in my opinion. And I don't like bits of lemon peel in the filling; I just want smooth and creamy, tart and sweet custard to melt in the mouth. This bar delivers!
- Strawberry Lemon Mousse Tartlets
These cute little tartlets are filled with strawberry (or raspberry, or any type) gelato, then topped with some fabulously creamy lemon mousse. They're addictive!
- Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
This is my fallback recipe when company is coming over and I want a homemade dessert. It's fabulous served warm, and the cake stays moist for days, if it lasts that long.
- Lemon Meringue Dessert
If you want a pie but don't want to bother with a pie crust, this dessert is the answer. A crunchy meringue crust is filled with soft and tart lemon curd. Yum!
- Lemon Berry Tart
An easy pan-in-the-pan cookie crust is the base for this beautiful tart. Lemon curd and cream cheese make the filling that is topped with gorgeous ripe berries.
- Chocolate Lemon Ice Cream Pie
A Sees Lemon Truffle was the inspiration for this cool and creamy dessert. Chocolate and lemon are really fabulous together - trust me!
- Updated Lemon Truffle Pie
This version of the original Lemon Truffled Pie is super easy and just as delicious.
- Lemon Chiffon Cake
A chiffon cake is made from scratch, with egg yolks and beaten egg whites providing the structure. It's tender and moist. The layers are separated with lemon curd, and a lemon whipped cream mixture frosts the whole thing.
- Lemon Blueberry Cookie Parfaits
And finally, a super easy dessert that you can make at the last minute, if you always have lemon curd on hand!