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Meyer Lemon Recipes That Will Shed Some Winter Sunshine (PHOTOS)

We've found a secret stash of winter sunshine this year -- citrus season.
01/03/2013 09:11am ET | Updated January 23, 2014

We'll admit it: we're sunshine people. We like long, warm days and mild nights. But we've found a secret stash of winter sunshine this year -- citrus season. While we enjoy citrus year-round, the peak season is really winter time, and right now, the star of the show is the Meyer lemon.

Meyer lemons are thought to be a cross between a standard lemon and a Mandarin orange. Yellower and rounder than your average lemon, Meyers tend to be slightly sweeter and less acidic than what we're used to. This means that you can appreciate a ton of lemon flavor, without completely puckering your face up. Most Meyer lemon recipes lean toward sweetness, but we love their bright counterpoint to savory dishes as well.

What's your favorite way to use a Meyer lemon?

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Meyer Lemon Pizza
How Sweet It Is
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Meyer Lemon Cheesecake With Biscoff Crust
James Ransom/Food52
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Meyer Lemon Sorbet
Lemon Fire Brigade
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Meyer Lemon Creme Brûlée
She Wears Many Hats
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Brussels Sprout Leaf, Jerusalem Artichoke & Castelvetrano Olive Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Ivy Manning/Food52
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Lavender Meyer Lemon Tom Collins
A Spicy Perspective
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Meyer Lemon Bars
Foodie Crush
8
Meyer Lemon Fettuccine
Foodie Crush
9
Watermelon Radish and Fennel Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Denise Woodward
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Meyer Lemon Clouds With Lemon Whipped Cream And Fresh Blueberries
Steamy Kitchen
11
Mascarpone Spinach Pasta
Macheesmo
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Meyer Lemon Madeleines
Tutti Dolci
13
Meyer Lemon And Peppercorn Italian Ice
A Spicy Perspective
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Meyer Lemon Risotto
Simply Recipes
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Caroline J. Beck's 6-Minute Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Custard
James Ransom/Food52
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Individual Meyer Lemon Pudding Cakes
Nicole Weston
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Meyer Lemon Cake
Always With Butter
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Meyer Lemon Macarons
Sarah Shatz/Food52
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Creamy Split Pea Soup With Meyer Lemon Zest And Thyme
Gentl & Hyers
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Meyer Lemon Liqueur
Arctic Garden Studio
21
Chicken Under A Brick With Meyer Lemons
Jennifer Iserloh
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Meyer Lemon Tart
A Spicy Perspective

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