Lemons: Our Top 10 Desserts

September 5, 2011

When life hands you lemons, make dessert.

Lemon-Raspberry Icebox CakeLemon Heaven SundaeLemon Ginger Almond Upside-Down CakeLemon Mascarpone PuddingBanana CupcakesLemon Slice-and-BakesLemon Pudding CakeAunt June’s Lemon Icebox Lemon Frozen Yogurt with BlackberriesLemon-Poppy Seed Bread
A new take on the traditional classic icebox cake, this easy-to-assemble confection uses store bought lemon curd and raspberry jam in its filling. Recipe: Lemon-Raspberry Icebox Cake
For a grown-up dessert, try this lemony sundae topped with graham cracker crumbles and a splash of Limoncello. Recipe: Lemon Heaven Sundae
A lemony upside-down cake tastes just as yummy as it looks—perfect for a potluck or take-along dessert. Recipe: Lemon Ginger Almond Upside-Down Cake
Alternating between rich pudding, tart lemon curd and vanilla wafer crumbs - this lemon-licious parfait has the oomph of a trifle and the yum of a creamy cloud of scrumptiousness. Recipe: Lemon Mascarpone Pudding
Bananas and lemons may not seem like a match made in heaven - but on these banana spice cakes with lemony frosting, the fruits work in perfect harmony. Recipe: Banana Cupcakes
These slice and bake shortbread cookies have just a hint of lemon and are a tea-time favorite. Serve them with a grassy green or a delicate white tea. Recipe: Lemon Slice-and-Bakes
Ooey, gooey and altogether delicious, this cake is best served warm. A toss of berries adds a trill of natural sweetness. Recipe: Lemon Pudding Cake
Sweet lemon custard fills a gingersnap and almond crust for a traditional and homey dessert. Recipe: Aunt June’s Lemon Icebox
A citrusy frozen yogurt is light in name only. Flavorwise, this heavenly dessert is a heavy-hitter. Recipe: Lemon Frozen Yogurt with Blackberries
This dense quickbread is more akin coffee cake; it's peppered with crunchy poppy seeds and filled with tart lemon zest. Recipe: Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread
A new take on the traditional classic icebox cake, this easy-to-assemble confection uses store bought lemon curd and raspberry jam in its filling.


Recipe:  Lemon-Raspberry Icebox CakeFor a grown-up dessert, try this lemony sundae topped with graham cracker crumbles and a splash of Limoncello.


Recipe:  Lemon Heaven SundaeA lemony upside-down cake tastes just as yummy as it looks—perfect for a potluck or take-along dessert.


Recipe:  Lemon Ginger Almond Upside-Down CakeAlternating between rich pudding, tart lemon curd and vanilla wafer crumbs - this lemon-licious parfait has the oomph of a trifle and the yum of a creamy cloud of scrumptiousness.


Recipe:  Lemon Mascarpone PuddingBananas and lemons may not seem like a match made in heaven - but on these banana spice cakes with lemony frosting, the  fruits work in perfect harmony.



Recipe:  Banana CupcakesThese slice and bake shortbread cookies have just a hint of lemon and are a tea-time favorite. Serve them with a grassy green or a delicate white tea.


Recipe:  Lemon Slice-and-BakesOoey, gooey and altogether delicious, this cake is best served warm. A toss of berries adds a trill of natural sweetness.

Recipe:  Lemon Pudding CakeSweet lemon custard fills a gingersnap and almond crust for a traditional and homey dessert.


Recipe:  Aunt June’s Lemon IceboxA citrusy frozen yogurt is light in name only. Flavorwise, this heavenly dessert is a heavy-hitter. 


Recipe:  Lemon Frozen Yogurt with BlackberriesThis dense quickbread is more akin coffee cake; it's peppered with crunchy poppy seeds and filled with tart lemon zest.


Recipe:  Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread
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