20 Refreshing Lemon Dessert Recipes

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    Lemon Crème Brûlée

    Lemon Creme Brulee
    Diana Rattray

     You can make crème brûlée up to 2 days in advance. Keep it covered in the refrigerator and don't torch it until just before serving. You can even freeze the custards! 

    Lemon Creme Brulee

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  • 02 of 20

    Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

    Lemon Meringue Pie
    Lemon Meringue Pie. Diana Rattray

    This lemon meringue pie is one of our favorite lemon desserts, with its perfect lemon custard filling and fluffy meringue topping. Use a purchased frozen pie shell or refrigerated crust or make a homemade pie pastry.

    Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

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    Lemon Lavender Pound Cake

    Lemon Lavender Pound Cake
    Lemon Lavender Pound Cake. Diana Rattray

    Lemon and lavender flowers make this pound cake an extra special treat. The cake is baked in a Bundt cake pan. The lemon and lavender glaze is the perfect topping.

     Lemon Lavender Pound Cake

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  • 04 of 20

    The Best-Ever Lemon Pound Cake

    lemon pound cake slice
    Diana Rattray

    This fabulous lemon pound cake is, without a doubt, one of our most popular pound cakes. The cake is moist and filled with fresh lemon flavor.

    Best-Ever Lemon Pound Cake

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    Lemon Butter Cookies

    lemon butter cookies, snowballs
    Diana Rattray

      These lemon butter cookies are delicious little snowballs full of vibrant lemon flavor. Fresh finely grated lemon zest and lemon juice flavor the cookies perfectly, and the powdered sugar coating makes them extra special. 

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  • 06 of 20

    Lemon Squares with Shortbread Crust

    Lemon Squares
    Delicious Lemon Squares. Diana Rattray

    These amazing lemon squares are baked with a buttery shortbread crust. Show friends and family how special they are with these delicious bars.

     Lemon Squares with Shortbread Crust

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  • 07 of 20

    Classic Lemon Curd

    Homemade Lemon Curd
    Homemade Lemon Curd. Diana Rattray

    Homemade lemon curd is easier than you might think, and it makes a wonderful filling for pies, cakes, or profiteroles. Lemon curd also makes a fabulous spread for scones or muffins.

    Classic Lemon Curd

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    Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Frosting

    Lemon Cupcakes
    Lemon Cupcakes. Diana Rattray

    These fabulous cupcakes are topped with a buttery lemon frosting. 

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    Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

    Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
    Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies. Diana Rattray

    These soft cream cheese cookies are bursting with lemon flavor! The cookies are topped with lemon icing.

    Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies 

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    Lemon Cream Scones

    Lemon Cream Scones
    Lemon Cream Scones. Diana Rattray

    Bake these lemon scones for a special breakfast or snack. A sweet lemon glaze finishes the scones perfectly.

    Lemon Cream Scones 

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    Luscious Lemon Sour Cream Cake

    Luscious Lemon Cake
    Luscious Lemon Cake. Diana Rattray

    This incredibly easy Bundt cake starts with a cake mix. Sour cream and fresh lemon juice and zest add to the fabulous flavor and texture. Finish the cake with a thin glaze or dust it with powdered sugar.

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    Classic Lemon Chess Pie

    Southern Lemon Chess Pie
    Classic Southern Lemon Chess Pie. Diana Rattray

    This is another incredibly delicious lemon pie. The filling is super easy to prepare. Pour it into an unbaked pie shell and bake.

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    Lemon Buttermilk Pie

    Lemon Buttermilk Pie
    Lemon Buttermilk Pie. Diana Rattray

    Lemon and buttermilk are amazing together! Use a refrigerated pie shell or make the crust from scratch.

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    Lemonade Ice Cream Pie

    Lemonade Ice Cream Pie
    Lemonade Ice Cream Pie. Diana Rattray

    Frozen lemonade concentrate makes preparation a breeze, and it doesn't scrimp on flavor. Use a graham cracker crust for this delicious pie. 

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    Meyer Lemon Pastry Cream

    Meyer Lemon Pastry Cream
    Meyer Lemon Pastry Cream. Diana Rattray

    This lemony pastry cream makes a fabulous filling for cake rolls, doughnuts, or pastries.

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    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins

    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins
    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins. Diana Rattray

    Lemon zest and lemon syrup flavor these great-tasting muffins. You don't need a special occasion to treat your family to these wonderful muffins!

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    Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

    Lemon Layer Cake
    Lemon Layer Cake. Diana Rattray

     Use purchased or homemade lemon curd in this moist and delicious layer cake. Lemon curd is used between the layers, and some lemon curd is added to the frosting for an extra lemony flavor.

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    Frozen Blueberry Lemonade Pie

    Frozen Blueberry Lemonade Pie
    Blueberry Lemonade Pie. Diana Rattray

    The combination of lemonade and fresh blueberries makes this pie an outstanding summer dessert. 

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    Lemon Cheese Bars

    Lemon Cheese Bars
    Lemon Cheese Bars. Diana Rattray

     Use a vanilla or white cake mix to make these unbelievably easy and delicious lemon bars. The lemon-flavored cream cheese and coconut filling is excellent!

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    Layered Lemon Pudding Dessert

    Bowl of curd and other ingredients for creme on wooden table
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    This creamy dessert is a cool dessert assembled on a shortbread crust. Cream cheese, whipped topping, and lemon pudding mix make this an easy dessert.

     Layered Lemon Pudding Dessert