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Myers lemons...what should I bake

heylids Apr 10, 2012 08:35 AM

So I have purchased my first myer lemons, 5 in a bag.....what now....suggestions on how to use them and what to bake with them??????????

  1. nomadchowwoman Apr 10, 2012 03:29 PM

    A very tasty, very easy lemon tart that uses Meyer lemons:


    I also love Meyer lemon curd. If you happen to make some, here is another very easy lemon-goat cheese tart:


    1. chowser Apr 10, 2012 12:36 PM

      Make a simple syrup and candied lemon zest at the same time. Use the simple syrup for cake and use the candied lemon zest in the cake; and/or use the simple syrup to make meyer lemon drops or lemonade.

      For a good cake, try this:


      If you want something more intense, try meyer lemon mascarpone tart:


      I love meyer lemon/lemon with mascarpone.

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      1. re: chowser
        kattyeyes Apr 10, 2012 12:43 PM

        Meyer lemon drops--NICE! In fact, it all sounds quite delicious to me. :)

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        milklady Apr 10, 2012 12:11 PM

        I have a nearly limitless supply of meyer lemons. I love them for their sweet, floral qualities. My favorite things to make with them are: lemon curd (amazing with scones), lemon bars (you must reduce the sugar unless it is a recipe specifically designed for meyer lemons), lemon tarts (I made a great lemon raspberry Passover tart) and the like. I also use the zest and juice in savory applications. A little bit brightens up cooked greens, lentils, pastas, etc.

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          Abby0105 Apr 10, 2012 11:08 AM

          I made these lemon bars with meyer lemons a few weeks ago. They were awesome.

          1. kattyeyes Apr 10, 2012 09:52 AM

            Do you want to limit yourself to baking? Because you can make some mighty fine adult beverages with 'em as well as a delicious Meyer lemon vinaigrette.

            THE GOLD RUSH

            ETA: I've made a variation on this dressing that I've been enjoying A LOT lately!

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            1. re: kattyeyes
              heylids Apr 10, 2012 10:29 AM

              I'm open to other uses for these lemons, I just thought the big thing to do with Meyer lemons was to bake.....all suggestions welcome...thank's chowhounders!!

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              Splendid Spatula Apr 10, 2012 09:29 AM

              I made Swedish Lemon Squares recently, using meyer lemon juice instead of regular. They were pronounced not lemony enough by my family! I thnk they missed the tart pucker of regular lemons. I'd save the meyers for a prep where they are used fresh rather than cooked, that relish cited above, or a lovely vinaigrette.

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                sr44 Apr 10, 2012 08:53 AM

                If you want something savory, Suzanne Goin's Meyer lemon-olive salsa is delicious:


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                  smtucker Apr 10, 2012 08:40 AM

                  We enjoyed this Meyer Lemon Tea Cake. Not a very sweet cake if that appeals:


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                    wyogal Apr 10, 2012 08:40 AM

                    Pie, bars, poundcake, curd...

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