13 Sweet-Tart Lemon Desserts When life give you lemons, make custards, cakes, and cookies By SAVEUR Editors | Published May 04, 2016 10:00 PM Food Use leftover dough from the butter crust of this creamy lemon custard pastry to make decorative cookies to adorn the outside. Joseph De Leo SHARE Lemon Bars on Crumbly Shortbread Lemon Bars Lemon bars are a light, brightly-flavored dessert, best served with a sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar. Get the recipe for Lemon Bars » Lemon Custard Tart Lemon Custard Tart Use leftover dough from the butter crust of this creamy lemon custard pastry to make decorative cookies to adorn the outside. Lemon Layer Cake Lemon Layer Cake Lemon infuses this layered masterpiece in three ways: zested into the batter, in a tart syrup that get drizzled over the cakes, and in a thick lemon curd frosting. Meyer Lemon Sandwich Cookies Meyer Lemon Sandwich Cookies 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 » Andre Baranowski 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 » Todd Coleman 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 » Farideh Sadeghin 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 » André Baranowski 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 » Noah Fecks Lemon Soufflé Lemon Soufflé There is something about a souffle—a magical blending of eggs, air, and acid—that turns any meal into an unforgettable event. Get the recipe for Lemon Soufflé » Corsican Lemon Mousse Corsican Lemon Mousse This rich, silky mousse brightened with tangy lemons makes an elegant end to a meal. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins The nutty flavor of poppy seeds is complemented by a generous hit of fresh lemon zest in this quintessential muffin recipe. Get the recipe for 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 » Todd Coleman MORE TO READ RELATED The Pescatarian Asado: Reframing Argentina’s Native Bounty Jorgelina Mandarina is developing a new restaurant fed by her home province’s famed rivers. READ NOW RELATED Sheldon Simeon’s Essential Hawaiian Pantry Everything you need to start cooking like an... RELATED 10 Hawaiian Recipes to Transport You to the Islands Bring that beach vacation home.