Janet's Notebook
Pucker-Up for these Luscious Lemony Desserts

Mama's Lemon Custard Delight

I pretty much love lemon everything. As a kid, I would politely say "no thank you" if a dessert had lemon in it. Thankfully, my taste buds changed. Now, I can't get enough lemon! And one of my favorite ways to satisfy my lemon fix is through desserts.

Unlike some lemon cakes, Laura Davis' Lemon Lovers Pound Cake recipe has a very lovely, light lemon flavor ... just enough to satisfy. "[This is] excellent for picnics or maybe even a potluck," says Laura. The icing glaze tops it off with the right amount of sweetness. Just perfect.

"This is a decadent, moist and incredibly flavorful recipe," is how Brittany Clapp describes her Lemon Poppy Seed Cake. "I just LOVE the sweet and sour kick I get in my mouth." This cake is so wonderfully moist! I love lemon-flavored cakes, so we did double the amount of glaze as Brittany suggests. The results were fantastic - a must for any lemon lover!

Cheryl Redes' Mama's Lemon Custard Delight is so rich and sweet you can practically taste the love that's handed down through the generations. "This recipe has been handed down from my great-grandmother as an easy summer dessert," explains Cheryl. One bite of this custard and all will be right in your world ... it's THAT good.

"Lemon lover or not, these bars are SO melt in your mouth you'll want to eat the whole pan," says Ann McCue about her Melt in Your Mouth Lemon Bars. Ann set high expectations for these lemon gems ... and they turned every bit as good as she said! Perfectly sweet and tart, these creamy bars are a perfect after-dinner or brunch treat.

"With time as a rare ingredient in my kitchen, I use a box cake mix and add a few things of my own to make the same great taste my grandmother created, says Jane Louise of her Ice Box Lemon Drop Cake. "The lemon juice in the icing gives the cake such a 'fresh' taste." This is one of the most moist cakes I've ever had! (I attribute that to the addition of the buttermilk... along with the TLC that goes into the prep.) Perfect for a fresh finish to your day!

Lemon desserts are always so refreshing after a big meal. Heather Kelley's Triple Layer Lemon Meringue Pie was especially light and delicious. This is actually very easy to put together. The hardest part is watching it chill in the refrigerator and not digging in. The marshmallows are an unusual meringue-style topping and added a nice sweetness to the tart lemon layers. I just loved this recipe!

"It's absolutely delish on scones and muffins," says Nickole Smith-Palacios about her Easy Peasy Lemon Curd. "I use it to fill tarts, pour it warm over pound cake and even as a cake filling!" Nickole's right - this would be AMAZING served over pound cake or in a tart. I bet it would be terrific simply spooned atop some creamy vanilla or blueberry ice cream too! Put it in a cute mason jar and you have an easy gift for a lemon loving friend.

There is something about the tart, freshness that makes lemons a perfect addition to summertime desserts. Hopefully you'll brighten up your palate with one of these flavorful recipes!

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Diane Hughes - Aug 4, 2014
I'm with Ann... I LOVE lemon anything as well. I pinched all the recipes listed. My church family will enjoy them I'm sure. I know for sure that I will. Thanks to all for submissions.
Nancy J. Patrykus - Jul 26, 2014
Lemon recipes is one of my favorite flavors!
Here are 3 of my lemon recipes you might enjoy.

LEMON SLICES ...-for 50



Nancy Patrykus . 7/26/14
Joann Greer - Jul 24, 2014
I to love every thing Lemons to
or Orange
Joann Greer - Jul 24, 2014
Hi if some one is from Fort Payne Alabama please if you can
try to see if this place is still there it had the best hot dogs every it was the sauce or relish I no it had ketchup onion celery and some thing else but can not get the rest and it was there for a long time and I think it is still there Just asking for a little on Recipes or if ant one has a recipes like it or close to it I thank you so much
Jimmie Lou Allbright - Jul 24, 2014
We love everything with lemons!!
Judy McCabe - Jul 24, 2014
my husband loves lemony desserts & I love making them. Need to try some of these delicious looking ones I'm finding in here. Thank you all for sharing !
Mary Anne Looby - Jul 23, 2014
I too love lemon! I also have a few nephews who love lemon meringue and they always requested it for one of the Thanksgiving desserts. My mother made a lemon sponge pie that was handed down from her MIL. I didn't like it too much as a kid, but really love it now! A friend just came back for a trip to Italy, where they spent a day at a cooking school and made a complete meal. The dessert was a lemon cake that she said was out of this world. I am waiting for her to give me the recipe!
Straws Kitchen - Jul 22, 2014
I love "lemon everything"♥