A delicious collection of fresh lemon recipes for the lemon fanatic. Cheesecake, cookies, drinks and more!
Hello, all! Are you ready for summer to be over? It’s been a hot, dry and smoky one here with forest fires burning in neighbouring British Columbia. I feel so terrible for everyone who’s been affected. Hopefully it clears up soon!
Starting in September, I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule sharing all kinds of fall related posts, including decorating ideas, DIY home decor projects, room tours, recipes and more. I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Are you?
The other day I picked up a big bag of lemons for a quick dessert (so delicious by the way and will post the recipe soon). I seem to be craving the bright, sunshiny colour with such hazy skies for weeks on end. With so many lemons left over, I was thinking about other recipes to make. Who knew I had shared so many lemon recipes on the blog over the years?! So, if you’re a lemon lover like I am and have a bunch to use up, here they are in one easy to access place. Enjoy!
No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Jars
This tangy and smooth lemon cheesecake layer is the perfect complement to the ginger crust and fresh strawberries. I love making them ahead of time and popping them in the fridge. Whip up a batch for your next family get-together or dinner party. Yum!
Get the Recipe: No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Jars
Homemade Lemon Curd
Lemon curd is traditionally served with tea, where it’s spread on scones, crumpets, biscuits or other baked goods. Besides that, it’s scrumptious over pancakes, as a quick dessert idea with strawberries and whipped cream (maybe some angel food- see below) or as a filling for basic tarts with a little fresh fruit. I also like it with plain Greek yogurt. Easy to make and delicious!
Get the Recipe: Homemade Lemon Curd
Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti
Make this delicious crunchy Italian cookie to pair with your afternoon coffee or tea. Totally scrumptious yet not too indulgent!
Get the Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti
Blueberry Lemon Angel Food Cake
This cake is a delicious showstopper that’s so easy to throw together. Angel food cake topped with lemon curd, fresh blueberries and glaze. Perfect for any celebration or just-because!
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Angel Food Cake
Blueberry Lemon Bread with Walnuts
This lemon loaf with plump blueberries and crunchy walnuts is perfect for quick breakfasts or afternoon snacks. One of our favourites!
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Bread with Walnuts
Lavender & Blackberry Sparkling Lemonade
A refreshing and thirst-quenching drink that’s pretty too! This is one of my signature cocktails (or mocktails) during the summer entertaining months.
Get the Recipe: Lavender & Blackberry Sparkling Lemonade
Spinach Basil Pesto with Garlic Scapes
Who knew this savoury dip/spread/dressing had so much lemon in it? We enjoy it slathered on bread or crackers, as pizza sauce, or simply tossed with al dente pasta. It’s also delicious spooned over fresh tomatoes, grilled vegetables, chicken or soup. Time to make some more!
Get the Recipe: Spinach Basil Pesto with Garlic Scapes
Bourbon Mint Lemonade Cocktail
This bourbon mint lemonade cocktail is a bit tart, a bit sweet, and oh-so-delicious. Made with only a handful of simple and fresh ingredients, it’s the perfect drink to savour this summer!
Get the Recipe: Bourbon Mint Lemonade Cocktail
Did any of these lemon recipes catch your eye? Which one will you make first? Have your own favourite way to use up lemons?
Be sure to pin this collection of fresh squeezed lemon recipes!
Other Ways to Use Up Lemons:
- Lemon tart
- Lemon pavlova
- Meyer limoncello
- Lemon marmalade
- Strawberry lemonade
- Lemon dressing
- Lemon scones
Be sure to check back as I’ll be adding even more to this collection of lemon recipes!