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Uses for Lemons

EarlyRiserBakery's picture

Uses for Lemons

Hey TFL! Long time lurker, recently made an account and now I'm posting!

I've got a loaf in my bakery that uses lemon zest, and I'm finding myself with tons of zested lemons lying around. I'm wondering if I could get some suggestions for uses for either the juice, or the whole rest of them! So far we just do bread and there's only so much lemonade a person can drink...


Thanks so much advance!



pmccool's picture

It sounds like you have a great excuse to start making and selling lemon pies at your bakery. 


yozzause's picture

lemon butter, lemon merigue pies, lemon tarts, lemon juice in fruit bun dough, Lemon juice with sugar for your bun wash. brew a alcoholic lemon beer and you can turn that into a lemon vinegar, i just hate wasting good stuff  

FloridaShark's picture

Make lemon curd which has multiple uses in baked goods.

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

or: faux apple pie, zucchini 

I think it takes a at least a whole cup of lemon juice.  

Lots of ideas and recipe links here:

Bread1965's picture

I think it's fair to say I'm in good company.  Covid has me enjoying quarantine cocktails! How about making some simple syrup for cocktails? Seriously a good idea! :)