Easy lemon dessert recipes are crowd pleasers. Get recipes for lemon posset, mini lemon cheesecakes, lemon truffles, donuts and more in this roundup from your favorite food bloggers.
If you're after a lemon bar recipe, no need to scroll through the roundup.
Get Lemon Bars with Graham Cracker Crust or regular Lemon Bars.
Or, maybe a cookie instead like Copycat Panera Lemon Drop Cookies Recipe or Lemon Shortbread Heart Cookies Recipe
Or, a Lemon Drop Martini (3-Ingredient Recipe with Limoncello)?
Tips for Easy Lemon Dessert Recipes
I implore you, no matter which recipe you try, use fresh lemon juice.
The difference in taste between fresh lemon juice and a bottle of pasteurized lemon juice that's been sitting on a grocery store shelf for who knows how long is incomparable.
The Saticoy Lemon Association says the key to choosing a good lemon is to pick one heavy for its size with a thin skin, which has a light shine. The fruit, technically a berry, should yield slightly to the touch.
Cookware choice for baking lemon desserts.
Some people say that baking a dessert, such as lemon bars, should be done in a glass or ceramic baking dish because a metal pan made of iron, copper or aluminum can give your baked goods a metallic taste.
However, I have never noticed this and my taste buds are pretty sensitive. I can't remember the last time I made a lemon dessert in a glass pan.
I usually use an aluminum pan lined with parchment paper.
Maybe because I'm lining the pan with parchment I don't notice?
Did you know you can freeze lemon zest?
You can even freeze lemon bars.
A microplane grater is the best way to remove zest or the colored part of a lemon or another citrus fruit. Put a piece of wax paper or parchment on your counter or workspace. Hold the lemon with your dominant hand and run it repeatedly over the sharp teeth of the microplane until you have a nice shower of lemon zest on the paper.
Pro tip: once you've zested the lemon, immediately scrub the Microplane grater with hot, soapy water. Citrus zest, once it's dried, is tough to remove.
Easy Lemon Dessert Recipes
Easy lemon dessert recipes are crowd pleasers. Get recipes for lemon posset, truffles, cupcakes, pies and more.
Instant Pot Lemon Curd
Instant Pot Lemon Curd is an easy, delicious recipe. Use this tartly sweet confection in yogurt, on toast, on cakes, or wherever you like.
Lemon Cheesecake uses homemade lemon curd for a bright and sunny flavor. This recipe is simple and uses NO water bath with beautiful, smooth results.
Lemon Bundt Cake
This scrumptious lemon bundt cake, topped with delicious lemon cream cheese frosting, is a perfect way to brighten up a winter day.
Lemony Keto Blueberry Cake-Perfect for special occasions or a snack
This easy lemon-y blueberry cake requires just 2 bowls and is topped with a smooth, creamy frosting for a dessert that’s just mouthwatering.
Gluten-Free Lemon Layer Cake
Gluten-free lemon cake is like sunshine on a plate! It’s the BEST lemon cake I’ve ever made! With a light and lemony cake and a whipped cream cheese frosting, this cake is worthy of any celebration!
The Best Lemon Curd Donuts
Lemon curd donuts are made with soft brioche dough and filled with sweet and tangy lemon curd.
Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream
This decadent lemon ice cream tastes just like lemon cheesecake! It’s got swirls of lemon curd, buttery biscuit and a creamy no-churn cheesecake ice cream base. This decadent lemon ice cream tastes just like lemon cheesecake
Lemon White Chocolate Truffles
Decadent lemon white chocolate truffles made with white chocolate ganache and fresh lemon, tossed in shredded coconut.
Strawberry Lemon Mason Jar Dessert
What could be better than enjoying a delicious, refreshing Summer dessert that’s easy to make? This Strawberry Lemon Mason Jar Dessert is perfect for any occasion.
Lemon Icebox Cake – No-Bake
This No-Bake Lemon Icebox Cake is layered with deliciousness! Crunchy, creamy, sweet, and just a bit tart, it’s a perfect dessert any time of year
Instant Pot Lemon Cheesecake
This Instant Pot Lemon Cheesecake has a tarty sweet taste and with a rich, creamy consistency. Topped with whipped cream or fresh raspberries, this decadent dessert will surely wow your dinner guests.
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