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Best Lemon-based dessert

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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?

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  1. lemon pudding with huckleberry sauce at rendezvous in central square

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      1. re: StriperGuy

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

        1. re: yumyum

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

          1. re: BostonZest

            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.

            1. re: BostonCookieMonster

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

              1. re: limster

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

              2. re: BostonCookieMonster

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

                1. re: nsenada

                  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.

              3. re: BostonZest

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

          2. re: galangatron

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

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

            1. 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. 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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                1. Lemon cheesecake with a raspberry swirl at the Cheesecake Factory.

                  1. 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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                    1. re: Pia

                      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.

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

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

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

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

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