Seasonal Eating: Meyer Lemons

Meyer Lemon Blossoms courtesy of David Schexnaydre

So here it is! Our Meyer lemon round-up, a collection of lemon recipes of all sorts. I thought this would be a fun way to end our week of all things citrus. I am so thankful for all of you wonderful cooks in the blogging world, as this post (or Buff Chickpea) would not have been successful without all of your help, generosity, and kind comments (they really do keep me cooking). A huge thanks to all of you who submitted your recipes and ideas, I really love to hear what others are doing in the kitchen. And remember, if it's not a Meyer lemon specific recipe, I'm pretty sure the two are completely interchangeable. Just add a little more juice or zest than what the recipe calls for (if you like), as Meyer lemons have a more subtle taste. So here they are, in no particular order...

Have some Meyer lemons? Maybe you should make...

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes ...from Lindsay & Taylor of Love and Olive Oil (pictured above)

Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream Frosting ...from Melissa of The Boastful Baker

Meyer Lemon & Clementine Margarita ...also from The Boastful Baker

Meyer Lemon Custard Cups ...from Beryl of Cinemon Girl

Meyer Lemon Curd ...from Nate-n-Annie of House of Annies

Candied Meyer Lemon Peel ...from Phoo-D

Roast Chicken with Meyer Lemon & Sage ...from Phoo-D

Meyer Lemon Martini ...also from Phoo-D

Coconut, Meyer Lemon, & White Chocolate Cakes ...from Aran of Cannelle et Vanille (pictured above)

Spice Crepes with Meyer Lemon Applesauce ...from Lara of Cook & Eat

Preserved Meyer Lemons ...from Dayna of Vegan Visitor

Tofu & Chickpea Tagine ...also from Vegan Visitor

Meyer Lemon Icebox Cake ...from Marc of No Recipes

Lemon Icebox Cake Ice Cream ...from No Recipes

Pomegranate Lamb Tagine with Preserved Meyer Lemons ...from No Recipes

Bright & Sunny Lemon Linguine ...from No Recipes

Meyer Lemon Curd ...from No Recipes (pictured above)

Lemonhead Cupcakes with Lemon Cream from Julia of Dozen Flours

Christmas Iced Lemon Rounds ...from Sharon of Culinary Adventures of a New Wife

Meyer Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Cake ...from Maggie & Shiv of Pithy and Cleaver

Mario Batali's Lemon Goat Cheese Cheesecake ...also from Pithy and Cleaver

Meyer Lemon Grain Salad with Asparagus, Almond, & Goat Cheese ...from Faith of the kitchn

Lemon, Chicken, & Leek Pot Pies ...from Aimee of Under the High Chair

Meyer Lemon & Fresh Cranberry Scones from Kristin of the Picky Cook

Meyer Lemon Kisses ...from Bron Marshall (pictured above)

Baked Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Passionfruit ...also from Bron Marshall

Pasta & Vegetables with Warm Lemon Vinaigrette ...from the Picky Cook

Myer Lemon Marmalade ...from Simply Recipes

Meyer Lemon Sorbet ...from Elise of Simply Recipes

Perfect Lemonade ...from Simply Recipes

Lemon Tart ...from Simply Recipes

Meyer Lemon-Glazed Madeleines ...from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

Lemon Tarragon Pasta ...from Rob of Big Caprese Salads

Lemon-Drenched Lemon Cake ...from Joy the Baker (pictured above)

Meyer Lemon & Fresh Cranberry Muffins ...from Everybody Likes Sandwiches

Frittata with Lemon Braised Green Beans ...from Ilva of Lucullian Delights

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze ...from Esi of Dishing up Delights

Chicken a la Dexter ...from Anna of Chef Wanabe

Poppy Seed Butter Cake with Warm Blueberry Sauce ...from Sue Doeden's All About Food

Lemon Torte with Strawberries Limoncello ...also from Sue Doeden's All About Food

Lemon Bars ...from Micha of Scraping the Skillet (pictured above)

Chicken with Roasted Lemons, Green Olives, & Capers ...from Kalyn's Kitchen

Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon & Olive Oil ...also from Kalyn's Kitchen

Salted Meyer Lemon & Garlic Green Beans ...from Chas of it ain't so bad

Lemon Yogurt Cake (3 Ways)...from Mandy of Fresh from the Oven

Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp ...from Dragon's Kitchen

Roasted Vegetable & Lemon Orzo with Baby Spinach ...from Dragon's Kitchen

Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes ...from Dragon's Kitchen

Banana Blueberry Lemon Muffins ...from Dragon's Kitchen

Martha Stewart's Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake ...from The Food Librarian (pictured above)

Creamy Broccoli Lemon Soup ...from Nina of Veggie Wedgie

Lemon Meringue Tartlets ...from Anita of Dessert First

Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread ...from Dessert First

Lemon Mousse with Citrus Compote and Caramel Snaps ...from Dessert First

Lemon Frozen Yogurt with Raspberries ...from Dessert First

Meyer Lemon Tuiles ...from Peanut Butter and Julie

Meyer Lemon Cake ...from Peanut Butter and Julie

Meyer Lemon Semifreddo ...from Lisa of dandysugar (pictured above)

No Knead Lemon Rosemary Bread ...from Peanut Butter and Julie

Lemon-Thyme Popovers ...from Peanut Butter and Julie

Lavender Poundcakes with Lemon Glaze ...from Susan of Savoring Time in the Kitchen

Lemon Snow Balls ...from Savoring Time in the Kitchen

Limoncello ...from Savoring Time in the Kitchen

Lemon Cream Tart ...from Sara of Cupcake Muffin

Lemon-Chamomile Cream Pie ...from Cupcake Muffin

Meyer Lemon Cheesecake ...from Kristin of The Kitchen Sink (pictured above)

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade ...from Cupcake Muffin

Triple Lemon Cupcakes ...from Cupcake Muffin

Tart au Citron ...from Annie of Yes, I want to see the dessert menu!

Shrimp Gratin with Panko Bread Crumbs, Lemon and Rosemary ...from Jenn of Chocolate Shavings

Fine Cooking's Tips and Suggestions for making Lemon Curd ...suggested by Kathy of 60-or-Bust

Fine Cooking's Lemon Curd Recipe ...also suggested by Kathy of 60-or-Bust

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Meyer Lemon Mousse from Helen of Tartelette (pictured below)

Lemon Risotto ...from Deb of Smitten Kitchen

Lemon Bars ...from Smitten Kitchen

Lemon Layer Cake ...from Smitten Kitchen

Lemon Pound Cake ...from Smitten Kitchen

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Sauteed Apples ...from Smitten Kitchen

Whole Lemon Tart ...from Smitten Kitchen

Paula Wolfert's Hummus ...from Smitten Kitchen

Shaker Lemon Pie ...from Smitten Kitchen

Lemon Yogurt Anything Cake ...from Smitten Kitchen (pictured below)

And don't forget my recipes!

Meyer Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Ricotta Muffins

Iced Meyer Lemon Cookies

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

Meyer Lemons

Thanks again to everyone who participated. Enjoy citrus season!


  1. Stop! I can't take it anymore! Delicious food overload!!!! ;)

  2. Terrific roundup Buff Chickpea! I can't wait to try all these great recipes. Thanks for the links too!

  3. Nice Job Hayley! What an excellent resource. Thanks for including me.

    Picky Cook

  4. Thanks so much for posting the round up! We have approximately 1 zillion Meyer lemons on our tree right now, so this is perfect timing! :)

  5. Wow, impressive line up! My mouth is puckering with all that citrus!
    Excellent job, thank you.

  6. OMG!! This is the work break from heaven!! So many recipes bookmarked! Great job Haley!

  7. Wow, so many great recipes for lemon lovers. Good job! And I am very jealous of anyone who has their own lemon tree.

  8. Awesome roundup! Thanks for including us in it.

  9. This is definitely the most robust collection of lemon recipes I've ever seen!

  10. HOLY COW!!!
    All of those sound fantastic. So many yummy lemony desserts and savory foods. Can't wait to take a closer look at each recipe! I'm a huge fan of lemons and have only recently used meyer lemons. (yet to post about it)
    Thanks for sharing! I know it's quite a bit of work.

  11. Great roundup! Thanks for the link:-) I need to go restock on Meyer lemons.

  12. OH MY...too much amazing food in a day! I can't choose!

  13. Wow Hayley!! This is an awesome roundup. So happy to have been a part of it.

  14. A wonderful compilation of recipes for lemon lovers! Thanks for all the work, Hayley.

  15. All entries look absolutely enticing!

  16. Haley,

    Thank you for organizing such a delicious and gorgeous round up! All of your meyer lemon recipes look amazing.

  17. Thanks for the links to my site! You did a great job compiling these recipes.

  18. I am so excited about this list, I have a meyer lemon tree in my yard full of lemons!!

  19. Since I love your blog... I've left this award for you. Pick it up here...


    ... and thanks.

  20. wow, that's quite a bite of meyer lemon goodness!

  21. Thanks for the great round up! I need to get busy!!!!

  22. Wow, I don't even know where to begin with this list. Awesome :)

  23. Oh my goodness!! So many lemony recipes! Everything looks so yummy, thanks for a great roundup :)

  24. What a round-up! I have a soft spot for Meyer lemons, and reading through all these terrific titles just gave me an idea for a new treat. Thank for the inspiration!

  25. Oh my, so much beautiful photography and so many delicious recipes... It's overwhelming!

  26. nice array of diff. recipes. which one to try first?

  27. Thanks for the recipes! We just moved to Cali and have a neighbor with a lemon tree and I cant wait to get cooking!

  28. This is an amazing treasure of a post you're created. I've already bookmarked it and can't wait to go exploring. Well done!

  29. What an amazing roundup! Given my love of lemons, this is definitely a bookmarked post!

  30. Wow! Thank YOU!!! I'm going to roll up my sleeves....

  31. I just stumbled upon your blog - thank you for posting such wonderful recipes! These all look divine and I cannot wait to try them!

  32. WoW! Great resource for things to do with Meyer Lemons. I missed this last year - I'm excited to have some more possibilities thanks

  33. wow, it's Meyer Lemon Recipe heaven! Thanks for putting this together!


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