Meyer lemons just appeared in my market-
- edinaeats Dec 6, 2004 07:06 PM
anyone have a special recipe??
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.
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.