16 Sweet-Tart Lemon Desserts for Easter
Orange and Lemon Tart
The filling for this simple citrus tart is reminiscent of a very fresh, not-too-sweet, chunky marmalade.
Lemon Puddings with Candied Lemon Zest
Lemons, sugar, heavy cream and a pinch of salt are all you need for this incredible citrusy dessert.
Lemon Meringue Pie
A homemade version of creamy sweetened condensed milk gives the tart lemon custard in this pie an especially luscious texture and flavor. The billowy Italian meringue topping browns beautifully under the broiler if you don't have a torch on hand.
Lemon Shortbread Cookies
Lemon Loaf Cakes with Poached Rhubarb
Umber Ahmad and Selly Acuna Barbera of New York City’s Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery serve these moist, lemony cakes with juicy, sweet poached rhubarb in syrup. It’s the quintessential spring dessert, but you can omit the rhubarb and simply serve the cake on its own or with lightly sweetened whipped cream.
French Lemon Tart
This elegant dessert is nearly foolproof.
Poppy Seed Crêpes with Tangy Lemon Curd and Ricotta
Tangy lemon curd is spooned over these warm ricotta filled and poppy seed studded crêpes. They are light, colorful, and perfect for an Easter brunch and buffet.
Venetian Lemon Shake
Spike your dessert with Champagne or Prosecco for an ideal brunch cocktail.
Blueberry, Lemon and Coconut Cake
This simple butter cake can be topped with any kind of in-season fruit you may have on hand. This summer version is bursting with fresh blueberries, lemon and coconut.
Lemon Buckwheat Shortbread
Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart
Strawberry and Lemon Tarts with Pistachios
Gluten-Free Lemon Drizzle Cake
This classic British loaf cake is incredibly moist because it's made with olive oil instead of butter, which also gives the batter a rich golden color. The addition of poppy seeds makes it a perfect alternative to your morning muffin, while the lemon drizzle dresses up the cake for company.
Lemon Curd Macarons
Frozen Lemon Cream Sandwiches
English lemon curd from a jar plus high-quality store-bought Belgian butter cookies help turn these ice cream sandwiches into an impressive dessert that can be made well ahead.