Luscious Lemon Dessert Recipes (2024)

Lemon pies, cakes, cookies, bars and cheesecakes are among our mouthwatering lemon recipes.Find ideas for lemon spring desserts, lemon Easter desserts and more.

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Lemon Posset

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This brilliant (and totally old-school) British dessert uses just heat and kitchen magic to turn lemon and cream into luscious pudding.

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Raspberry-Lemon Cakelets

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Pair this tender butter cake with tea or a glass of bubbly for a sparkling spring dessert.

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Lemon-Cream Cheese Pie

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This creamy lemon pie, a longtime reader-favorite recipe, is a signature dessert at Al's Oasis, a family restaurant along the east bank of the Missouri River in Chamberlain, South Dakota.

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Lemon Sugar Cookies

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The light lemon flavor gives these sparkling sugar cookies a little special twist. Judy Kiburz Harrison's recipe won best-in-class at the Iowa State Fair.

The Midwest's Best Cookie Recipes

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Blueberry-Lemon Loaf

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Make this loaf on a Sunday night so it's ready for a quick weekday morning meal.

20 Sweet Quick Bread Loaves

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Candied Lemon Pound Cake

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This moist, buttery pound cake has a triple threat of lemon: Chopped candied peel speckles the interior, and thin strips dance along the top, over a sheen of puckery lemon icing. The recipe comes from Nathaniel Reid Bakery in St. Louis.

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Luscious Lemon Bars

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Sweet and tart, these moist, powdered sugar-topped classics will disappear fast at a potluck.

Our Best Bar Cookies

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Toasted Fennel-Lemon Cake

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This moist beauty begs for a mug of afternoon tea. Fennel seeds add the faintest hint of licorice flavor, just enough to make the cake stand out from the other Bundts in the room. We like the sweeter flavor of Meyer lemons in this cake. Look for them sold in bags at large supermarkets. If you substitute regular lemons, reduce the zest to 2 tablespoons.

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Blackberry Lemon Scones

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These scones are a signature item in the cafe on Elderslie Farm in Kechi, Kansas. Use a silicone spatula to gently stir in the berries so they stay intact and don't stain the dough purple.

Simple Recipes for Tender, Buttery Scones

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No-Churn Lemon Bar Ice Cream

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True to the easy no-churn spirit, this burst of summer sunshine requires no stovetop cooking or baking: Just stir in purchased lemon curd and crumbled vanilla Oreos.

No-Churn Blueberry Ice Cream

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Lemonade Cake

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Lemon Butter Frosting tops a summer-perfect dessert flavored with thawed lemonade concentrate.

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Lemon Curd Tart

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This decadent recipe comes from Incredibly Delicious in Springfield, Illinois. "The lemon curd is one of our favorite workhorses," says owner-chef Patrick Groth.

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Meyer Lemon Pots de Crème with Honeyed Kumquats

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The creamy lemon puddings look and taste sophisticated but are actually quite simple to make, and they can even be prepared in advance.

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Cranberry-Lemon Tart

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This tangy, make-ahead tart, perfect for the holidays, has a crisp ginger crust. The gorgeous swirls of cranberry and lemon curd are easily created with a toothpick or chopstick.

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Triple Lemon Pie

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This pie earns its triple-lemon name from peel, juice and extract. (You can add lemon slices and whipped cream on top of the baked pie for even more lemony goodness!) A store-bought piecrust speeds prep.

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Lemon Curd Bars

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The Little Traveler in Geneva, Illinois, uses creamy, tangy lemon curd to make these bars for its "girlfriend tea" events.

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Blueberry-Topped Lemon Cheesecake

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This recipe features a luscious fresh blueberry sauce on creamy lemon cheesecake.

Rich and Creamy Cheesecakes

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Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits

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Lemon yogurt is the secret ingredient in these pretty biscuits. The recipe comes from Natura Farms in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.

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Lemon Walnut Biscotti

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Biscotti gets its crunch from twice-baking. This citrus-speckled recipe comes from the former Inn at Kristofer's in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.

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Lemon Drop Bark

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Melt the candy coating, add the candy, and you're done. Bark candy is just that simple. The crushed lemon drops give this sweet treat some pucker.

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Lemon-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

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Irresistible tangy lemon and rich pecans flavor one of the easiest cookies around: buttery shortbread. Serve with a cool dish of ice cream in warm weather or a hot cup of tea when it's chilly outside.

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Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

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Lemon cream cheese frosting tops a rich special-occasion cake made with lemon peel, lemon juice and lemon curd.

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