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Meyer lemons just appeared in my market-

edinaeats Dec 6, 2004 07:06 PM

anyone have a special recipe??

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    Dorothy Dec 6, 2004 11:23 PM

    Meyer lemons are truly a fine example of hybridization -- really a delicious fruit. Sunset Magazine did an article on them a few years ago, so you might check out their website.

    I love a Lemon Merinque Pie made from Meyers. Just reduce the sugar to 1/2 or 2/3 of what your recipe calls for since they're substantially sweeter than the Eurekas you buy in most markets. They also make superior lemonade and WONDERFUL marmalade. The only improvement on the standard marmalade recipe would be to add a little lavender to it. Oh, and Meyers are great for candied lemon peel, too.

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    1. re: Dorothy
      Ruth Lafler Dec 7, 2004 02:24 PM

      My favorite use of Meyer lemons is to use them in a lemon pot de creme. Although not the recipe I use, this one looks fine. The suggestion I have, though, is to serve it warm, rather than chilling it. Warm pot de creme is ethereal and enhances the aromatic qualities unique to Meyer lemons.

      If you want to go simple, Meyer lemons make outrageously good lemon bars -- just remember Dorothy's tip about reducing the sugar.

      Link: http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/meyerlem...

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      Sven Dec 7, 2004 09:35 AM

      Scroll down. There were a bunch of suggestions for the use of lemons about a month ago. Not specifically Meyers but you might find something useful.

      By the way, I just bottled my first batch of Limoncello and boy is it good.

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      1. re: Sven
        dixieday Dec 7, 2004 01:01 PM

        Mmmm! Would you like to post your recipe for Limoncello? Thanks!

        1. re: dixieday
          Sven Dec 8, 2004 10:30 AM

          Follow this link.

          I also followed the same recipe using chokecherries. A bit too sweet to drink alone but it will make a great Kir Royale. I bottle the cranberry version this weekend.

          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        Sharky Jan 28, 2005 10:18 AM

        I haven't started to cook with them yet, but I recently got a Meyere Lemon tree from a place online. Cheap and they actually shipped it to me in the mail (it's about 4 ft tall). I posted the link below.

        Link: http://www.tamstrees.com

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