Physical Proof That Lemon Makes The Best Cakes, Pies And Tarts

Just a little bit will go a long way.

Lemons have that unique ability to work well in both sweet and savory dishes. Just a squeeze of lemon makes all the difference on fish, chicken or pasta (see our savory lemon recipes).

And in desserts? Lemon takes all the glory -- you get loads of citrus flavor with a perfect tangy and sweet balance. If lemons could choose what foods to flavor, they'd go with dessert every time.

Lemon zest does wonders with cookie doughs and cake batters, adding so much flavor with just a few spoonfuls. And lemon juice turns a sugar glaze into a tangy finishing touch for cakes. All you lemon lovers will appreciate our collection of lemon dessert recipes. We've got the classics, including versions of lemon meringue pie, lemon cheesecake and lemon curd.

1
Fluffy Lemon Cupcakes With Whipped Coconut Cream
How Sweet It Is
2
Sky-High Lemon Meringue Pie Bars
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Sky-High Lemon Meringue Pie Bars recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
3
Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake
Love + Cupcakes
Get the Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake recipe from Love + Cupcakes
4
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Whipperberry
Get the Lemon Crinkle Cookies recipe from Whipperberry
5
Lemon Thyme Pots de Creme
Taste Food
Get the Lemon Thyme Pots de Creme recipe from Taste Food
6
Berry Tart With Lemon Curd Mascarpone
Foodie Crush
7
Lemon Meringue Macarons
Bakers Royale
Get the Lemon Meringue Macarons recipe from Bakers Royale
8
Lemon Chess Pie
Genti & Hyers
Get the Lemon Chess Pie recipe from ElsenEM via Food52
9
Lemon & Orange Blossom Ice Cream
Always With Butter
Get the Lemon & Orange Blossom Ice Cream recipe from Always With Butter
10
Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles
How Sweet It Is
11
Lemon Almond Bread
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Lemon Almond Bread recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
12
Meyer Lemon Squares
The Healthy Foodie
Get the Meyer Lemon Squares recipe from The Healthy Foodie
13
Lemon Poppy Seed Brioche
Technicolor Kitchen
Get the Lemon Poppy Seed Brioche recipe from Technicolor Kitchen
14
Blueberry Lemon Pancakes
Pastry Affair
Get the Blueberry Lemon Pancakes recipe from Pastry Affair
15
Lemon Coconut Cupcakes
Tartelette
Get the Lemon Coconut Cupcakes recipe from Tartelette
16
Poached Peaches & Lemon Ice Cream
Tartelette
17
Lemon Ice Box Pie
Taunton Press
18
Lemon-Curd Cakes With Poppy Seeds
John Kernick/Food & Wine
19
Lemon-Honey Semifreddo
Hallie Burton/Food & Wine
20
Ohio Lemon Tart
Ben Pieper

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