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    The 30 BEST Lemon Desserts

    Are you a lemon lover? Or are you searching for the perfect Mother’s Day treat? Well, look no further, we’ve collected the 30 Best Lemon Desserts for you!

    From cookies, to cakes, to popsicles, you can find whatever your heart desires. Stick with a classic Lemon Meringue Pie, or mix it up with a layered Oreo dessert. The possibilities are endless.

    Whatever the case is, you are guaranteed to find easy and tasty recipes down below. What are you waiting for? Get to it!

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    Lemon Desserts:

    1. Iced Lemon Sugar Cookie Hearts

    Aren’t these Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies so cute? Who doesn’t want tasty cookies shaped like a heart?!

    They do take three and a half hours to make, but I promise they are so so worth it. And each recipe yields 2 dozen cookies. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature

    2. Lemon Cheesecake

    If you’re a cheesecake lover, this one’s for you! This Lemon Cheesecake is so so tasty.

    The recipe yields 16 servings, perfect for parties. You will want to plan ahead with this one though, as the cheesecake needs to be refrigerated for at least 4 hours after baking.

    But you won’t be able to stop thinking about the taste!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    3. Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie

    Lemon Meringue Pie is a classic that you can never go wrong with! There’s just something about the fluffy meringue peaks that make this dessert heavenly.

    This recipe also has a long chilling time, at 6 hours. But it is so yummy! The recipe yields 10 servings so invite all of your friends!

    Get the Recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

    4. Lavender Lemon Blackberry Cake

    Prepare to be impressed with this delicious Lavender Lemon Blackberry Cake! The flavor combination is elegant and effortless, with every bite leaving you wanting more.

    It takes a little over 2 hours in total to make and serves 14 people. Perfect for a party!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    5. Lemon Bars

    Lemon bars are such a yummy treat, you have to try them at least once in your life! And this recipe is super easy, simple, and tasty.

    In just 50 minutes, you can make 2 dozen lemon bars! Reward yourself with one of these goodies!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    6. Creamy Lemon Popsicles

    Need a refresher? Try one of these Creamy Lemon Popsicles!

    Perfect for a hot summer day, these popsicles are super simple and scrumptious. With just 5 ingredients and 2 steps, it can’t get better than this! You have to give them a try.

    They’re one of our favorite lemon desserts!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    7. Gooey Lemon Butter Cake

    You won’t wanna pass up this one. This Gooey Lemon Butter Cake is like a wonderful combination of lemon bars and lemon cake. Aka, it’s delicious.

    It takes about 3 hours total to make and yields 8-10 slices. Get baking!

    Get the Recipe @ butternutbakeryblog

    8. Italian Lemon Pound Cake

    No matter the occasion, you can never go wrong with this classic Italian Lemon Pound Cake! I guarantee you’ll be impressed.

    It bakes for 70-80 minutes at 325 degrees. With the delicious lemon glaze and lemon cream cheese frosting on top, you won’t be able to stop eating it!

    Get the Recipe @ myrecipeconfessions

    9. Easy Crustless Lemon Tart

    Lemon tarts are a simple life pleasure that you shouldn’t deprive yourself of. And this one is both easy and tasty!

    It takes just under an hour to make this yummy treat. Once it’s done, you can decorate it with cream, berries, or whatever else suits your fancy. Give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ recipewinners

    10. Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dessert

    Need a new no-bake dessert? Try this Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dessert!

    It’s layered with golden oreos, cream cheese and cool whip, and lemon pudding, with cool whip and crushed golden oreos on top. Doesn’t that sound tasty? Only one way to find out!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeinthelofthouse

    11. Lemon Custard Cake

    This Lemon Custard is creamy, fluffy, and so delicious. It’s also super simple to make!

    It takes just 45 minutes to make this yummy dessert. If you somehow have leftovers they can be stored in the fridge. Try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ omgchocolatedesserts

    12. Triple Lemon Brownies

    Wanna mix up your brownie game? Give these Triple Lemon Brownies a try!

    They take just 40 minutes to make and they are so scrumptious. With both a lemon base and lemon glaze, you won’t be able to get enough of them!

    Get the Recipe @ theviewfromgreatisland

    13. Lemon Coconut Bars

    In need a tropical treat? You’ll want to try these Lemon Coconut Bars.

    It takes just 35 minutes to make 16 servings of these yummy bars. They have a tasty shortbread crust with lemon and coconut spread across. You won’t want to miss out on these!

    Get the Recipe @ gonnawantseconds

    14. Mini Lemon Drop Cakes

    If you need a cute, simple, and tasty treat try these Mini Lemon Drop Cakes! They are super addictive.

    Perfect for parties or gatherings, the recipe yields 3 dozen cakes! And they take about 37 minutes to make. Sounds good to me!

    Get the Recipe @ creationsbycara

    15. Lemon Blueberry Muffins

    Lemon and blueberry are a timeless combination that can’t be beat. You simply must try these yummy muffins!

    They take an hour to make and the recipe yields a dozen muffins. Have them as dessert, breakfast, or a midday snack!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    16. Lemon Ginger Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

    No better way to impress your guests than with this Lemon Ginger Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce. Talk about delicious!

    The flavor combinations are absolutely perfect and one taste will leave you begging for more. Keep in mind though, it does have a resting time of 8 hours, so you’ll want to manage your time accordingly.

    Once you try it, it will be one of your go-to lemon desserts.

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature

    17. Triple Lemon Macarons

    Never tried macarons? Now’s your chance! You won’t want to miss out on these tasty treats.

    The recipe makes 20 servings and takes about an hour and a half to make. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love them!

    Get the Recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

    18. Easy Lemon Curd

    Lemon curd is essential to many lemon desserts, a lot of which are listed above! So it is important you learn how to make it for yourself.

    The recipe is super simple and comes together in just 15 minutes. It makes 1 1/4 cups and leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    19. Lemon Poke Cake

    Once you make this Lemon Poke Cake, you’ll never be able to stop. It’s so moist and the mascarpone whipped cream frosting is heavenly.

    It takes a little over an hour to make and serves 15-18 people. What are you waiting for?

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    20. Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

    Craving something new? Try these scrumptious Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies! They’re sure to leave you impressed.

    They’re super easy to make and take just 30 minutes! What more could you want?

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    21. Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Crumb Bars

    Did somebody say delicious? Because that’s what these Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Crumb Bars are!

    The crust and top coat are yummy oats, and the filling is a tasty lemon cheesecake. In total they take almost 7 hours to make, because of the chilling time, so make them ahead of time. I promise you that you’ll love them!

    Get the Recipe @ serenabakessimplefromscratch

    22. Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

    For a fancy and different treat, try these Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze. They are super tasty and unique!

    They take 2 and a half hours to make and yield a dozen servings. Invite your friends over and dig in!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeinthelofthouse

    23. Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins

    Not only do these tasty lemon muffins have a cream cheese filling, but they have a streusel crumb topping. Doesn’t that sound yummy?!

    And they only take 25 minutes to make! The recipe yields a dozen muffins and they are super easy to make. Big time yum!

    Get the Recipe @ omgchocolatedesserts

    24. Lemon Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake

    Bundt cakes are so simple but so decadent! And this Lemon Glazed Lemon Bundt cake never fails to impress.

    It takes 4 hours and 15 minutes to make, but it is so worth it. It’s light, fluffy, and bursting with flavor. Make it at your next party and it’s sure to be a hit!

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature

    25. Lemon Coconut Drop Shortbread Cookies

    These Lemon Coconut Drop Shortbread Cookies are baked with lemon zest and coconut shreds and glazed with a delicious lemon glaze.

    They only take an hour to make and the recipe yields 3 dozen cookies! And you’ll want to eat them all yourself.

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    26. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Check out this yummy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! It’s layered with lemon cake, lemon curd filling, and lemon cream cheese frosting.

    It takes about 2 hours and 23 minutes to make and yields 16 servings. Make it for yourself or your family and friends and I guarantee there will be no leftovers!

    Get the Recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

    27. Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

    Craving a tasty tart and sweet combo? Check out this Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake! You won’t be able to resist the yummy raspberry filling swirled through this lemon cheesecake.

    The recipe takes about 3 and a half hours to make and yields 12-14 slices. It’s easy to make and super impressive. Give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    28. Blackberry Lemon Cake Roll

    Wanna try something different? You have to give this Blackberry Lemon Cake Roll a taste!

    It’s made of sponge cake brushed with lemon glaze and blackberry frosting rolled throughout. It takes an hour and 15 minutes to make and yields 12 servings. Doesn’t that sound heavenly?

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    29. Easy Lemon Cookies

    Need a quick and simple lemon cookie recipe to add to your repertoire? These Easy Lemon Cookies are perfect!

    They only take 19 minutes to make and the recipe yields 20-30 cookies. They also only need 5 ingredients. What could get better than this?!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    30. Oatmeal Lemon Bars

    Last but definitely not least, we have these scrumptious Oatmeal Lemon Bars! With lemon filling sandwiched between yummy oatmeal layers, what more could you want?

    They take a little under 3 hours to make and the recipe yields 16 servings. I promise you and your guests will love them. Try them out and let us know how it goes!

    Get the Recipe @ seededatthetable

    We hope you found our tasty list of Lemon Desserts useful. There’s so many to choose from. Which one will you make?

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    30 BEST Lemon Desserts

    This collection of easy Lemon Desserts includes plenty of sweet treats to make with your favorite tart, tangy fruit!


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