Ideas for lemons

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Posted 11/25/2012 by ADD_Housewife in NSBR Board


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Posted: 11/25/2012 7:56:10 PM
My neighbor invited the kids over to finish picking the lemons off her tree. I have at least 5 lbs.

They are big Meyer lemons.

I am planning lemon bars, lemon pie and lemon curd... What else?

Any preserving ideas?

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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:11:00 PM
I make lemon cookies which all my friends and their kids absolutely love.

Let me know if you'd like the recipe.
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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:35:39 PM
Oh definitely! I love lemons!

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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:51:51 PM
Here you go. (Sorry, you'll have to convert the butter measure, make them English cookie size not American cookie size )

125g butter, softened
3/4c sugar
2tsp grated lemon rind
1 egg
2c plain flour
1tsp baking powder

Cream butter &sugar together til light and fluffy. Add egg and lemon rind, beating well. Sift baking powder and flour together and mix into the creamed mixture. Roll heaped teaspoonful of mixture into balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a floured fork. Bake at 190celsius for about 12 mins til pale golden.

On top I ice them with this:

2c confectioners/icing sugar
1/4tsp butter, softened
2Tbsp lemon juice, approx
1tsp grated lemon rind

Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add butter, add juice to make a spreadable consistency (but thick). Flavour with lemon rind.

Wait til biscuits are cold then ice with this icing/glaze.

I tend to just taste the icing and adjust the lemon accordingly. Enjoy!
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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:53:13 PM
lemon pickle (from indian cuisine)


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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:30:43 PM
We adore these lemon cookies from Real Simple magazine. They are sooooo good. The only change I make is I put lemon zest in the dough.

ETA: I just read some of the reviews on the recipe. I've never had a problem w/ the dough being crumbly. It's like a stiff sugar-cookie dough.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:37:41 PM
I love to grill the lemon (just cut it in half and put it on the grill). When it's done you can squeeze it over fish or chicken to kick it up a notch.

My lemons on my Meyer lemon tree are just about ready. I can't wait.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:00:04 PM
I sometimes grate the peel and save it in the freezer in a small ziploc bag until I need it for a recipe. I do the same for the juice. Both parts freeze really well. I have a few recipes that call for a small amount of the zest or the juice so when I squeeze a lemon I save the leftovers that way.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:08:04 PM
I have a lemon board on pinterest .

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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:15:19 PM


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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:22:01 PM
Make lemonade!

Also, squeeze the lemons and freeze the juice. I have small glass yogurt jars with plastic lids I use that hold about a quarter cup each.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:52:39 AM
Meyer lemon marmalade.
Lemon sherbet or sorbet

You can zest the lemons before you squeeze them and freeze the zest for future use.

My Meyer lemons are ready to be harvested too

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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:58:42 AM
I freeze the juice in ice cube trays and then transfer the cubes to Ziploc bags when they're frozen.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:30:31 AM
I'm jealous! I want a lemon tree!

carry on....just had to get that out.

I'd squeeze them put it in baggies to freeze and use later.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:59:35 AM
another vote for marmalade


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Posted: 11/26/2012 10:04:31 AM
I slice them up, flash freeze them on trays then bag them to use in my water instead of ice cubes.
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