A delicious collection of fresh lemon recipes for the lemon fanatic. Lemon cheesecake, lemonade, lemon glazed donuts and more!
I needed one lemon to make a quick dessert the other day, and ended up buying a big bag instead. Not only was the price quite reasonable, having a bunch fulfilled my craving for bright, sunshiny colour this time of year too. Feeling the same way?
Of course, it’s hard to go wrong with fresh lemons. For starters, simply place them in a bowl on the kitchen counter to add an instant boost of colour and freshness. Lemon wedges are also a great way to add a citrusy flavour to your daily water or tea. And, if that doesn’t use them up in time, I’ve gathered up all kinds of lemon recipes I’ve shared on the blog over the years. I’m certain you’ll find a delicious idea below. Enjoy!
What to Make with Lemons
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 these no-bake cheesecake jars 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 super easy to throw together. It doesn’t get much better than angel food cake topped with lemon curd, fresh blueberries and glaze. The perfect dessert 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. It’s one of our favourites!
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Bread with Walnuts
Blueberry Lemon Donuts
You really can’t go wrong with this classic combination of plump and juicy blueberries and tangy citrus baked up in a donut. This recipe is gluten-free too!
Get the recipe: Blueberry Donuts with Lemon Glaze
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
Homemade Iced Tea
Put together a jar of iced tea in minutes using only a handful of clean, simple and fresh ingredients. Freshly squeezed lemon pairs perfectly with this refreshing drink.
Get the Recipe: Ginger Mint Iced Tea
Spinach Basil Pesto with Garlic Scapes
Who knew this savoury dip/spread/dressing/sauce 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 fresh lemon recipes catch your eye? Which one will you make first? Have your own favourite way to use up lemons?
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More Lemon Recipes
- Lemon tart
- Lemon curd pavlova
- Meyer limoncello
- Lemon marmalade
- Strawberry lemonade
- Lemon vinaigrette
- Lemon scones
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This collection of fresh lemon recipes was originally shared August 2018 and updated with new photos/ideas April 2023.