13 Sweet-Tart Lemon Desserts

When life give you lemons, make custards, cakes, and cookies

bySAVEUR Editors| PUBLISHED May 4, 2016 10:00 PM
13 Sweet-Tart Lemon Desserts
Use leftover dough from the butter crust of this creamy lemon custard pastry to make decorative cookies to adorn the outside. Joseph De Leo

Lemon Bars on Crumbly Shortbread

Lemon Custard Tart

Lemon Layer Cake

Meyer Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Shaker Lemon Pie

With its flaky, buttery crust and marmalade-like citrus filling, not a crumb of this sunny lemon pie will be left on the dessert board. Get the recipe for Shaker Lemon Pie »

Lemon Icebox Pie

A back-of-the-box recipe for lemon icebox pie gets a gourmet upgrade with real whipped cream, lemon simple syrup, vanilla shortbread, and homemade candied lemon peel scattered over the top—it's a lovely dessert for a special occasion. Get the recipe for Lemon Icebox Pie »

French Lemon Tart

The crust for this simple, jammy lemon tart is very flaky. If you have dough left over after rolling out the shell, use it to make a crisscross pattern over the top. Get the recipe for French Lemon Tart »

The Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake

Lemon extract, juice, and zest permeate a rich and moist loaf to create what really is is the best damn lemon cake we've ever had. Get the recipe for The Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake »

Lemon-Glazed Persimmon Bars

Sweetened with ripe persimmons and dates, and coated with a tart, toothsome, lemon-sugar glaze, these bars are a wonderful celebration of late-fall fruits. Get the recipe for Lemon-Glazed Persimmon Bars »

Lemon Soufflé

Corsican Lemon Mousse

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Limoncello Glaze

Lemon juice and lemon liqueur combine for an icing that's the perfect sweet-tart combination. Get the recipe for Limoncello Glaze »