How Should I Use My First-Ever Bag of Meyer Lemons?

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Q: I finally found Meyer lemons in my grocery store and bought a bag for the very first time! I'm not sure how long my grocery store will carry them or if I'll ever find them again.

Any recommendations for the best recipes to try with my five prized lemons?? I really want to showcase their flavor.

Sent by Christi

Editor: Christi, congratulations! These are such a treat. My own personal favorite way to really enjoy Meyer lemons is in this pie:

Meyer Lemon Shaker Pie

But if you don't want to use them all at one go (or in such a lemon-centric dessert!) then grating their zest into warm pasta with olive oil is a really wonderful way to get that herbed-citrus flavor they are known for. Save the juice to make lemonade, or for mixing into tea.

Readers, what are your favorite uses for Meyer lemons?


Related: Seasonal Spotlight: Meyer Lemons

(Image: Kathryn Hill)

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