When life gives you lemons (or grapefruits, or limes) — bake with them! From rich and creamy cakes to light, flaky scones, citrus is the star of these sweet recipes perfect for the warm-weather months.
Tarte au Citron
Nothing says spring like the aroma of freshly squeezed lemons. Showcase the vibrant fruit with this delicate pastry filled with tangy lemon curd encased by a tender, buttery crust.
Serve a piece of this lemon cake warm with some ice cream for an after-dinner treat.
Florida Grapefruit Shortcakes
The burst of citrus flavour in this dish makes these shortcakes perfect as a light dessert or decadent brunch.
With the tangy flavour of lemons and a light dusting of powdered sugar, these must-try lemon bars from Ina Garten will take your holiday dessert from good to best.
Key Lime Meringue Pie
The Italian meringue topping on this key lime pie resembles the snowy peaks of the world’s most delicious mountain.
Classic Lemon Cranberry Scones With Lemon Glaze
The perfect scone to accompany afternoon tea, studded with cranberries and drizzled with a sweet lemon glaze.
Lemon Meringue Squares
These lemon meringue squares are a dressed-up version of a lemon square and are topped with a cooked marshmallow layer.
Rosemary adds a savoury note to these bright and flaky lemon scones that are perfect served alongside a cup of tea or two.
Lemon Coconut Cupcakes
Anna Olson takes simple lemon cupcakes to the next level with a coconut buttercream icing topped with shredded coconut.
Blood Orange Upside Down Cake
This cake cooks quickly, is easy to make and is always a showstopper as soon as you flip it out of the cake tin.
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
A classic bundt cake with zesty citrus flavour and a sweet and tart icing dripping down the sides, this fresh and flavourful cake is sure to be a springtime favourite.
Tart Lemon Roulade
This heart-shaped lemon mousse-filled roulade is just as pleasing for the eyes as it is for the taste buds.
Nonna's Lemon Ricotta Biscuits
Easy lemon ricotta biscuits just like Nonna used to make. Try these for a delicious mid-day snack.
Lemon Ricotta Cookies With Lemon Glaze
These cookies are the perfect light treat to have with afternoon tea.
Grapefruit Zabaglione Over Mixed Berries
Zabaglione is an Italian dessert typically made with eggs, sugar and sweet wine, but Giada went kid-friendly with this version by using grapefruit juice, adding a slightly bitter contrast to the sweet fruit and sugary egg mixture.
Pavlova Eggs with Lemon Curd
This dessert is fun, bright and simple to make.
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Taking a step beyond the usual pumpkin pie, another way to end your holiday dinner with a sweet treat are these lip-smacking cheesecake bars. These luscious treats are flavoured with lemon and fresh blueberries.