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14 tangy and sweet lemon desserts to bring at your next summer get together

Add some zing to your desserts with these fresh lemon-forward recipes.
July 28, 2022 11:54 a.m. EST
July 28, 2022 11:54 a.m. EST

When life gives you lemons, make dessert! We've rounded up 14 of our favourite lemon-filled sweet treats to get inspired to think outside the box when it comes to this citrus and tangy fruit. From creamy pies to light and airy cookies, scroll on for these mouthwateringly sweet and sour recipes. 

Lemon tart

The vivid golden filling and buttery crust of a fresh lemon tart evoke a sense of springtime more than any other baked good.

Strawberry lemon tart

This is a classic French style of lemon tart topped with fresh strawberries. It can also be made to fit into a rectangular tart pan.  Simply cut all proportions in half (all cook and bake times remain the same).

Lemon verbena posset

An Italian-inspired dessert packed with lemon and punch.

Almond cranberry lemon bars

These dreamy and tangy lemon bars are perfectly paired with almond and cranberry to make them hearty and delicious. 

Lemon and orange ricotta cookies

Sprinkled with colour and sweetened with vanilla and lemon, these lemon cookies are light and airy. 

Best-ever lemon meringue pie

If anyone knows their way around a pie, it's Anna Olson, and her delectable lemon meringue pie is one of her all-time best. Trust us, once you master Anna's recipe, you'll never make it any other way. It's that good.

Lemon ricotta pancakes

Tart-but-sweet, these lemon ricotta pancakes are made with fresh lemon juice and zest and ricotta to create a gorgeous, fluffy result!

Lemon coconut pop biscotti

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious blast of citrus!

Lemon poppyseed muffins

Prepare for tons of delicious lemon flavour in these tasty treats. 

Lemon raspberry sticky buns

Sticky, gooey and oh so lemon, these buns are the perfect summer-time treat. 

Salty lemon squares

Sweet and tangy, bright and cookie-like, these squares are slightly salted to bring out the lemon flavour. 

Croquembouche with lemon pastry cream

Golden little nuggets of pastry filled with tangy lemon pastry cream. 

Lemon pie chia pudding

With layers of fibre-rich lemon chia pudding, coconut whip and topped with coconut and lemon zest, this pudding is a palette-cleanser for an after-dinner snack. 

No-bake blueberry lemon ice cream cake

The perfect cake to make on those hot summer days because it requires no baking. Keep cool with fresh blueberries and lemon cream. 

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