Meyer Lemons

Sweet and juicy, Meyer lemons are prized by chefs and loved by home cooks. Bright yellow in color, they're plumper and less acidic than regular lemons, with thinner peels and a more floral scent.

Staff Picks

Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake

Rating: 3.16 stars
Layers of thinly sliced Meyer lemons lend a mellow complexity to this otherwise classic dessert. Thought to be a cross of a lemon and a mandarin, the fruit has an orange cast, a thin rind, and a heavily perfumed flesh that's valued by chefs.

Cacio e Pepe with Lemon

Rating: 4.11 stars
Cacio e pepe is practically synonymous with Pecorino Romano -- but Pecorino clumps when cooked. Add it at the end, instead, which also makes the most of its sharp flavor. Lemon adds spunk -- that is, acidity and freshness.

Roast Chicken with Meyer Lemons and Potatoes

Because of their thin skin, Meyer lemons can be eaten whole. Arranging the halves on the platter alongside the potatoes adds an extra dimension of color and flavor to this bright roast chicken dish.

Miso-and-Honey-Glazed Carrots

With a salty, umami edge from the miso, brightness from the Meyer lemons, and a touch of sweetness from the honey, this is a next-level carrot recipe.

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Rating: 3.62 stars
A crack or crevice along the top of a pound cake is a good thing—especially when it's filled with a sweet Meyer lemon glaze.

Quick Preserved Lemons

This secret weapon for authentic Middle Eastern fare usually takes weeks to make, but if you use finely sliced thin-skinned Meyer lemons, you can re-create the unique flavor and texture overnight. Finely chop and add to vinaigrettes, tagines, and marinades.

Meyer-Lemon Shortbread Wreath Cookies

Almost too pretty to eat, these festive wreath-shaped shortbread cookies are infused with Meyer lemon and adorned with sugared rosemary and thyme.

Mango Sauce

Rating: 2.63 stars
Mango sauce is a wonderful and healthy alternative to typical waffle condiments like butter and syrup.

Traditional Meyer Lemon Gelato

Sicilians makegood use of the many citrus groves ontheir island; a traditional breakfast is ascoop of lemon gelato served on brioche. Of course, the combination isalso suitable for dessert.

Meyer Lemon-Yogurt Cake

Greek yogurt and olive oil make the texture of this lemon-yogurt cake incredibly moist, and almond flour packs a flavorful protein boost.

Meyer-Lemon and Coconut Layer Cake

A truly memorable way to feed a crowd, this dessert alternates between moist coconut cake and rich coconut-lemon curd on the inside and is covered with coconut buttercream frosting and shredded coconut on the outside. Homemade candied Meyer lemon slices and fresh mint decorate the top.

Meyer Lemon Crepe Cake

Rating: 3.71 stars
Used in the curd and the candied topping, Meyer lemons subtly elevate this luscious dessert. The candied lemons, crepes, and filling are all make-ahead ingredients that can assembled just before serving.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Best Lemon Desserts Are Sure to Brighten Your Day
From glazed scones to a showstopping pie, bake one of our sweet and zesty lemon dessert recipes.
Preserved Meyer Lemons
When a Meyer lemon is fully ripe, its thin, smooth skin should be a rich yellow-orange. Use these preserves in salads or stews, or whisk the pulp into a salad dressing or a Bloody Mary.

Roast Chicken with Lemony Harissa Glaze

Doctor our homemade Meyer-lemon and cardamom marmalade with harissa paste for a spicy-sweet glaze that takes roast chicken to extraordinary new heights.