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Best Lemon-based dessert

verka May 1, 2009 10:18 AM

I am having the most intense craving for lemons. Where can I find the best lemon mousse, lemon tart or any other lemon based desserts in Boston and surroundings?

Thanks !

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    kristinayee May 5, 2009 01:46 PM

    Just had the Limoncello Cheesecake at Prezza in the North End last night and it was pretty darn delicious.


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      Dog Boy May 5, 2009 11:25 AM

      The lemon pudding cake with blueberry sauce at Hammersly's is one of my favorites.

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        makonna May 2, 2009 07:43 PM

        I like the lemon desserts at flour, although I qualify this by saying I like tart rather than sweet. :)

        1. Eatin in Woostah May 2, 2009 03:01 PM

          Not a dessert, but my lemon pregnancy cravings were always satisfied by the fresh lemonade at Cheesecake Factory.

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            treb May 2, 2009 10:51 AM

            I have the old Federalist recipe for their English Lemon Sponge Pudding, totally awesome. I also like rendezvous, and lemons!

            1. Pia May 1, 2009 06:21 PM

              I really like the lemon buttermilk pudding cake at the Blue Room brunch -- and then you get to have brunch too!

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                lipoff May 1, 2009 07:01 PM

                I was very impressed with the lemon and yuzu custards with lemon sorbet at Sensing in the Fairmont Battery Park hotel. I would call first before making a trip there just for that one dessert, as I'm sure their menu changes, but this was probably the most enjoyable dish we had there.

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                catsmeow May 1, 2009 03:24 PM

                Lemon cheesecake with a raspberry swirl at the Cheesecake Factory.

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                  macadamianut May 1, 2009 12:52 PM

                  I swoon over the lemon Mousse at IL Capriccio in Waltham. It is served with homemade candied lemon peel on top and a few biscotti on the side of the dish. It is divine.

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                    Northender May 1, 2009 01:26 PM

                    2d and 3d this one. yum

                  2. kobuta May 1, 2009 10:46 AM

                    Always with my qualifier of "I'm not a dessert person" but I thought the lemon panna cotta with raspberry coulis at Grotto was pretty good and refreshing.

                    1. finlero May 1, 2009 10:35 AM

                      The lemon souffle tart at Salts in Cambridge is one of my favorite desserts, lemon or otherwise.

                      1. galangatron May 1, 2009 10:23 AM

                        lemon pudding with huckleberry sauce at rendezvous in central square

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                          StriperGuy May 1, 2009 10:41 AM


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                            yumyum May 1, 2009 10:54 AM

                            A hearty third. I don't like desserts and I could lick the plate of this one.

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                              BostonZest May 1, 2009 03:29 PM

                              Ah yes! I'll agree with this one. Now I have to go and have one this weekend.

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                                BostonCookieMonster May 3, 2009 06:54 PM

                                I really really like this too (you"don't like desserts" people are blowing my mind). But I must point out that it's super easy to make the same thing at home. Look for "Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Pudding Cake" or something like that on Epicurious.

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                                  limster May 4, 2009 12:57 PM

                                  Meyer lemons may be out of season by now though...

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                                    catsmeow May 4, 2009 03:23 PM

                                    Yesterday, I got some Meyer lemons at the Fresh Pond WF.

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                                    nsenada May 6, 2009 10:16 AM

                                    Just made something very similar last night with Meyer Lemons (which I'd never cooked with before) from Russo's. Very interesting and delicious.

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                                      BostonCookieMonster May 6, 2009 02:03 PM

                                      In case anyone is wondering, I've always made that recipe with regular lemons and can't see how it could be any better with Meyers.

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                                    kewpie May 5, 2009 10:56 AM

                                    cant agree with all of the above the more! thank goodness they have never taken this off of their menu

                              2. re: galangatron
                                enhF94 May 1, 2009 03:54 PM

                                agreed: lemon pudding (very close to lemon curd) at Rendezvous.

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