It’s incredible to think that, while it’s so cold for so many of us, there is fruit in season. But, in a country as vast as the U.S., there is fresh fruit in season all year round! Citrus fruits are in season from mid-November through the end of January. We’re celebrating that sweet fact with sweet Meyer lemon recipes!
Meyer lemons are a cross between a mandarin and a lemon. They are sweeter and less sharp than a real lemon but taste more like a lemon than anything else. You can use them for drinks and lemonade. Their juice is an excellent replacement for vinegar in a salad dressing. These recipes use the sweet lemons for delicious desserts!
Custards are renowned for being hard to cook. They “split,” meaning the eggs in them curdle and start to cook. This version uses a double boiler, so it cooks low and slow, and you don’t have to worry about that! You also mix everything in a blender before adding any heat, so you start with one mixture going into your double boiler. It’s much easier than most custard recipes we’ve seen, and the result is a delicious, sweet lemon custard! A serving has 83 calories, 1 gram of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
We’re huge fans of mug cakes. They’re a cute way to present dessert. They’re an excellent way to control your portions. They’re fast to make. And, they are delicious! All in all, they are a homerun! This easy cake you make in the microwave is sure to be a hit! This one uses the juice and zest of a Meyer lemon to make a sweet, slightly tangy cake! A serving has 200 calories and 8.8 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Meringue pies take a little work because of the layers. However, we love them, and we think they are well worth the effort! This pie has lightly less sharpness than a traditional lemon meringue because of the Meyer lemons. If you like a sweeter pie, this one is perfect for you! We think it’s a great pie for entertaining as meringue always looks impressive and tastes fantastic. A serving has 260 calories, 19.2 grams of carbs and 6 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
This cake is perfect for people who like desserts that aren’t too sweet. You can cut more sugar out of this recipe by using oil in the place of applesauce. The person who wrote it wanted to cut out fat, not necessarily carbs. Though it’s already low in carbs, you can also substitute a carb-free liquid sweetener for the maple syrup the directions call for. This is absolutely a recipe you can tweak and enjoy or simply love as is. A serving has 343 calories, 20.9 grams of carbs and 2.4 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope these recipes inspire you to enjoy Meyer recipes while they are in season. They are such a wonderful fruit and a great alternative to ordinary lemons!