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Any ideas for a dessert using limes or lemons?

Asked by partyparty (9157points) December 26th, 2010

I have lots of limes and lemons and want to make a dessert.
Do you have any ideas?

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gailcalled's avatar

What’s your tolerance for juicing and peeling the zest?

Sherbet, lemon meringue pie, lime pie

Lemon curd.

Or this easy one; lemon cheesecake squares

The video

(Use real butter rather than margerine, please.

You can make the lemon cheese cake thingies by putting a vanilla wafer into a paper cupcake holder. Do 16 times. Then drop lemon/cheese filling on top to fill the paper about ⅔. Bake as usual.

klutzaroo's avatar

Lemon bars are awesome. Gingerbread with lemon sauce is also awesome, though that’s just the first recipe I came across for it and you might want to explore a little more. :)

gailcalled's avatar

You can simplify the lemon cheesecake bars by dropping a vanilla wafer into a paper cupcake cup. Do 16 times, divide the filling, layer in until cups are c. ⅔ full and bake for about 20 minutes.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@gailcalled that sounds awesome. Not even for the simpler part, just nilla wafers are great. Im sure theyd go real well with the tangy sweet lemon filling. I may have to try that, I got 16 in of snow comin today. not much else to do lol

YoBob's avatar

My favorite recipe for limes:

1 lime cut into 8 sections
Salt
8 oz tequila.

Place 1ox of tequlia into a shot glass
Salt the fleshy part between the thumb and first finger of your left hand.
Hold lime wedge between thumb and first finger of your left hand.
Hold shot glass in your right hand.
Lick the salt from your left hand.
Down the shot of tequila in your right hand with one gulp
Bite lime held in left hand.

Repeat 8 times.

Or… for those of you a bit more civilized.

3 oz fresh lime juice
Agave syrup.
2 oz good Tequila (I suggest Espolon)
A splash of Grand Marnier (Grand Gala works well too).
1 oz orange juice.

Put into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously.

Pour into a glass rimmed with salt and filled with ice.

Garnish with a lime wedge.

janbb's avatar

Lemon bars or lemon curd tarts.

On the other hand, if you’ve got lemons, maybe you should make lemonade?

john65pennington's avatar

Key Lime Pie with plenty of lime juice to make you pucker.

BarnacleBill's avatar

You could always make a Gin Bucket. Get a new galvanized bucket. Fill with ice. Add the juice of a bunch of lemons and limes, then throw the lemon and limes in. Add a 750 ml (fifth) of gin, a two liter of sprite, and 1 cup powdered sugar. Mix well, hand everyone a straw, and share.

JLeslie's avatar

@BarnacleBill i don’t drink generally, but that sounds great for a party. Tall glass?

perspicacious's avatar

lemon icebox pie

JustJessica's avatar

Whatever you make, can I have some?!?!?

Kardamom's avatar

My favorite cake is lemon bundt cake with lemon glaze like this

But I second the lemon curd like this

Or candied lemon peel like this

Or Lemon Granita like this

Or Lemon Pudding like this

Or Lemon Bars like these

Or Lemon Ricotta Cookies like these

Or Lemon Shortbread Cookies like these

Or Lemon Marmalade like this

partyparty's avatar

@gailcalled The lemon cheesecake squares sound really lovely thanks. Can you tell me what vanilla wafers are? I’ve never heard of them.
@klutzaroo Oh yes ginger and lemon go so well together, thanks
@BarnacleBill Love the idea of a gin bucket. Will do that for my party
@YoBob I am sure my guests will enjoy that, thanks
@janbb Thanks for the idea of lemonade. I’m about to make some now.
@john65pennington Kay Lime Pie sounds delicious. Do you have a good recipe please?
@perspicacious Do you have a recipe please?
@JustJessica You are most welcome to my party… on Wednesday… all welcome!!
@Kardamom Great selection, thanks

gailcalled's avatar

@partyparty:Here’s the original vanilla wafer from Nabisco. ‘NIlla wafers

You can’t make Key Lime pie without key limes. But the recipe works for garden variety limes just as well, or not.

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