Friday, April 26, 2013

Ten Tempting Luscious Lemon Recipes

Crazy for Lemons!!! ---It's spring and the lemons are plump and plentiful. Here in southern California I see trees with ripe, bright yellow lemons, ready for the picking, all over the place. I was lucky to get some nice juicy ones from a friend. They haven't made it into a baked good yet. But I've seen a lot of recipes I'd love to try.
Everyday I post my  home projects on sites in these things called 'Linky Parties'. Well, the consequence of doing that, I'm seeing lots of great crafts, furniture, decorating ideas, blog tips and .... TEMPTING RECIPES.. Nevermind that I'm going to Weight Watchers, these recipes make me drool. So to satisfy my sweet tooth, I'm going to share, not eat, some of the recipes I've been finding . And what better to make you salivate, than wonderful Lemon desserts??? 
( I  want to give full credit to the bloggers that posted these recipes and took the great photos I'm sharing here.)

Recipe Number 1
Lemonies  (Lemon Brownies)
                                                    Sweetpeas Kitchen Lemonies Recipe
    These lemony treats feature a chewy 'brownie' like base, glazed with a lemon, powdered sugar topping. I like the simple ingredients for a quick family treat!
 (Recipe update! I made these delicious bars. Looking at the original recipe, it calls for the juice of 1/2 a lemon and zest from 1/2 lemon in the batter and also juice of 1/2 a lemon and zest from 1/2 lemon in the glaze as well.  I tried it that way because I really like a lot of lemon flavor. Very tasty, by the way!)

Recipe Number 2
Mason Jar Lemon Meringue Pies
                                        Lemon Meringue Pie in a Jar Recipe

These look so tasty!  Jell-o lemon pie mix, graham cracker crumb crust and meringue topping in an individual sized mason jar is a simple, but clever way to serve a lemony dessert.

Recipe Number 3
Lemon Raspberry Phyllo Tarts
                          Lemon Raspberry Phyllo Tarts Recipe

Lemon curd, raspberry jam and almond tinged whipped cream are combined and served in teeny, store bought phyllo tarts.. YUM!!!

Recipe Number 4
Lemon Drop Cake
                             Lemon Drop Cake Recipe
This recipe takes the cake for sheer beauty and creativity. Check out the recipe link just for the great photos and cake decoration ideas. Lemon drop cake features a basic lemon cake mix to which you poke holes in it after baking and drizzle with lemon glaze. Then it is frosted with lemon cream cheese icing. Finally, it's surrounded with meringue cookies... WOW!!!Sounds delicious!

Recipe Number 5
Lemon Meringue Shake
                               Lemon Meringue Shake Recipe
 Oh my goodness.. this is a frozen treat made with lemon juice, lemon curd, greek frozen  yogurt goodness! Everything's good with lemon curd in it! And love that blog name.. 'Just dip it in Chocolate'!!!

Recipe Number 6
Blueberry Lemon Muffins

                        Streusal Blueberry Lemon Muffins

  Basic blueberry muffins are made even more tasty with the addition of lemon juice and zest. Even the streusal has some lemon zest scrumptiousness! Heck, these are almost health food after some of the other recipes--fruit, berries, juice, vitamin C. I'm stretching for a reason to make these up real fast.

Recipe Number 7
Mini Lemon Cheesecakes
                                            Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe
 Creamy lemon cheesecake, made with simple ingredients, is baked on a vanilla wafer as a crust. Then these delectible dainties in a cupcake liner are garnished with fresh berries. Sounds rich!

Recipe Number 8
Lemon Angel Pie

                                                        Lemon Angel Pie Recipe
 This heavenly concoction starts with a meringue crust. Lemony ingredients are easily cooked in the microwave and combined with whipped cream for the filling. Then, it's all topped off with  MORE whipped cream. Yes, you've died and gone to heaven!

Recipe Number 9
Oatmeal Lemon Creme Bars

Oatmeal cookie dough combines with a sweetened condensed milk and lemon, creme filling.  Sounds incredibly delicious and  divine. I put Sallys Baking Addiction on my favorites bar.. so many great recipes on this site!  (She got me with Peppermint Patty Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.. whoa!)


 And now, for the final treat, I'm sharing a recipe for lemon coffee cake that I've been making for many years. I got it from a Pillsbury 'The Million Dollar Bake-Off'  cookbook. I can't believe I got this little booklet in 1996! I usually make this for Christmas morning brunch and other special occasions. Everyone seems to love this delicious recipe. Sometimes instead of coconut, I use chopped walnuts in the streusal. I also like to go heavy on the lemon curd--MMMMM, LEMONNNNNNNNNNN!!! (insert Homer Drool here).

Recipe Number 10
Lemon Surprise Coffee Cake
 Recipe by Elaine A Janas, Columbia Minnesota

                                                   Lemon Surprise Coffee Cake Recipe
                                               

A moist coffee cake with a streusal topping and a lemon curd surprise filling. I like to make it in a bundt or tube pan.  Scrumptiously lemony and coconutty, too!
 Hope you enjoyed all these luscious lemon recipes! Which one would you like to try?
 Have a sweet day!
Cindy
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42 comments:

  1. Oh goodness, these all sound delicious! I love the idea of the Mason jar lemon pie -- I just saw a Shark Tank episode where they had an online company making different kinds of Mason jar pies! Gotta try that one! And the coffee cake sounds really good too! Yum!

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    1. The coffee cake is a standby. Aren't Mason jars the cutest? They are using them for everything lately.Thanks for checking out the Sunset Coast. Cindy

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  2. Good Afternoon Cindy, Oh dear, where to start, so much lemony goodness! I will just have to increase my walking to enjoy the Lemon Surprise Coffee Cake....it sounds so interesting.
    Cindy it is lovely to meet you and that is thanks to Claudia from Mockingbird Hill Cottage. I have enjoyed my visit so I have become a new follower.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time. It would be lovely to see you there.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. So glad you came by! I think I'll have to start more than walking for these recipes...Cindy

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  3. I'm not a big fan of lemons, but these recipes look yummy! My mom makes lemon chess squares, and I didn't think i'd like them, but they are super delicious. :-)

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  4. Such great recipes, they are making my mouth water! Thanks so much for sharing them with us and for joining in this week.

    xo
    Claudia

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  5. Wow! This is like the jackpot of all posts with so many, MANY delicious lemon recipes. I love lemons as much as I do chocolate. And lemon squares are an all time favorite food of mine. I think they are a lot like those lemon brownies. YUM! And they are all so pretty, too. Thanks so much for going to the trouble of linking us with all of these recipes. I am bookmarking this one to come back to later.

    I'm dropping by from Claudia's blog party, and I've enjoyed every morsel of this post!

    XO,

    Sheila

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    1. The lemon brownies are great! I tried the recipe this week. It's like the same ingredients as a lemon square, without the 2 part baking of the crust, then the filling. This is all in one, then an icing added.

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  6. GREAT recipes Cindy! I LOVE anything with lemon and these all look sooo YUMMY! Thanks so much for sharing, I'm going to go get a few to try! Thanks sooo much for sharing on Amaze Me Monday!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Isn't it nice to find so many ideas on the bloggy land? Glad you had Amaze Me Monday!

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  7. Oh my goodness, we LOVE lemons in my house. I can't wait to try these recipes!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sunday. I'd love for you to join next week too. If you link earlier you're more likely to get a lot more hits.

    - The Tablescaper

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    1. I try to link earlier but you know.. life gets in the way! Thanks!

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  8. Oh my word, everything sounds sooooo good. I love the meringue pie in the jar. How fun is that. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. It was my pleasure to join your sharing party! Cindy

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  9. Such a round-up of delicious lemon creations. I love the one in the Mason jar!

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    1. That one seems to be very popular and so cute!

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  10. Hello...my name is Lizy, from http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/, Thank You for featuring my Lemon Pie Milkshake...I'm now following you on G+ and subscribed by email! Have a great week!

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    1. Lizy, it's a great creation.. Looks so delicious!

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  11. I'm drooling looking at all this lemony goodness! come link up to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/04/centerpiece-wednesday.html
    Karin

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    1. I think I slobbered a little, too. I'll find you and share!

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  12. Oh man....I LOVE anything lemon! What a great roundup! I would LOVE to have you share this and anything else you would like over at my weekly party!
    http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/04/homemade-by-you-49.html

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    1. I'm there, momma! Hope you have time to try some of the recipes.

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  13. Oh I adore lemon in anything. I also have the hugest lemon tree that fruits year round so I am never short of a lemon. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Lemons, the next best thing to chocolate!

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  14. I love lemons and a little bit goes a long way when cooking. A slice of lemon in my water is a nice refreshment too :)

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    1. I like that too! But I really want to taste the lemon in recipes. Hope these fill the bill.

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  15. Yummy post! I love lemon and those lemon pies in mason jars are very cute. I wish I had seen your post a couple of weeks ago when I had cooked a pot of lemon pie filling! I'll know next time. Thanks for sharing all these delicious recipes with us at my HOME and have a splendid weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. That sounds so good.. a whole pot of lemon pie filling!

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  16. Yummy lemons! Your recipes look so inspiring... :)

    Keep ‘em coming… :)

    hugs xx
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  17. Yum!!! I think the oatmeal bars look pretty awesome. I've got some lemons on my counter that I keep meaning to do something with. Thanks for the ideas! Visiting you from Sandi's HOME party. Hope you're having a nice week. I've posted the new Homemaking Party for the week and would love to have you link up, if you'd like!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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    1. I'm an oatmeal cookie fan and a lemon lover.. I've got to try that one next!

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  18. Hi Cindy, I gained weight just looking at these recipes! lol I love lemon anything. Those lemon meringue pies in the jars look wonderful. I'll definitely have to try them. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  19. Oh these look SO yummy!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Hugs, Cathy

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  20. I highlighted your post today on Centerpiece Wednesday...all this lemony goodness is just so amazing!!!
    Karin

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  21. Cindy, Thanks for sharing these amazing recipes at the Open House party. Now I need to go buy lemons! I am your newest follower.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  22. Wouwww...........this is a great everything made out of a lemon round up! I am going to pin it. Thank you so much!

    Ellya

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  23. Oh.....I forget I wanted to say 'Thank you so much for including my Lemon Drop Cake!

    Ellya

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  24. Thank you for linking up with me! I love love all these recipes
    thanks, Laura :)

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  25. Great round up Cindy! I have a lemon addiction! hehe

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  26. Great recipes. Thanks for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Join us at 8:00PM tonight for this weeks party.
    Debi and Charly
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  27. This is an awesome collection ! Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

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