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What can I do with a bunch of lemons & limes???

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Had a party over the weekend and totally overestimated the amount of lemons and limes we would need for the bar. I have a ton that are already sliced into wedges and even more that are still whole. Ideas on what to do?? I'm already planning on doing a lemon meringue pie, but that's not even going to make a dent in the lemons I have. Help?

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  1. If you can't use them up consider juicing them and freezing the juice in cube trays then bagging the cubes for later use.

    Personally, I like lemonade, limeade, Limoncello, lemon Chicken...

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    1. re: TrishUntrapped

      Zest the whole ones before juicing and freeze the zest.

      1. re: TrishUntrapped

        I freeze them in cubes too (a trick I learned here, in fact). It's great for the times when you can't find good lemons or limes at the market.

          1. Maybe make some salt-preserved lemons, cut up lemons, salt and lemon juice in a jar, good for flavoring chicken. If you have an ice cream maker, my favorite use for extra lemons is "water ice" (I'm from Philly), i.e. Italian ice. Mix equal parts lemon juice, water, and sugar, along with some finely grated or chopped lemon zest, and freeze in the ice cream machine, store in the freezer.

              1. Lemon / lime curd, marmalade, candied citrus peels. The last two could be nice gifts for the holidays. Frozen lemon curd is great homemade "ice cream" with little work / equipment (make a pastry cream and mix the two together and freeze).