When life gives you lemons — start baking! We were so inspired by the bright colors and fresh flavors of citrus this season that we introduced new delicious baking mixes and pretty pans to make a sweet statement. Here are some more ways to bake with lemons, limes and oranges while they’re at their peak.
|Triple Citrus-Ginger Quick Bread
Zest from three types of citrus fruit—orange lemon and lime—adds a refreshing note to this quick bread, while candied ginger lends a sweet undertone.
|Rosemary-Lemon No-Knead Bread
This no-knead bread, featuring chopped lemon zest, is almost effortless to make. It’s baked in a preheated covered cast-iron pot, which helps produce a crispy, bakery-style crust on the finished loaf.
The sweetness of raspberries pairs well with the tartness of lemons in these tender, colorful muffins. When fresh berries are out of season, frozen berries will still work well.
|Mini Orange-Currant Scones
These petite scones are just right for a breakfast buffet or afternoon tea. To produce flaky, biscuit-like scones in the British style, use a light hand when mixing.
|Zesty Orange Bread
A generous amount of grated orange zest gives this bread an irresistible aroma and flavor. Cooking the zest with a little bit of sugar is one of the best ways to extract its flavor.
|Lemon Chiffon Cake
This moist, lemony chiffon cake is simple, delicate and delicious. The texture falls somewhere between a dense butter cake and a light and airy sponge cake; it’s even better topped with blueberries and vanilla ice cream.
|Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Curd Filling
These cakes are filled with a sweet surprise: tangy lime curd. A lime flavored glaze and a dusting of toasted coconut tops them off.
|Meyer Lemon Tart
Moravian cookies lend a subtle sweet spice to this bright lemony tart, which makes an impressive ending to a celebratory meal. Our recipe calls for a prepared lemon curd to streamline prep.
|Blueberry-Lime Ginger Tartlets
These fanciful tartlets combine tangy lime curd with sweet blueberries, nestled in a gingersnap crust. The individual sizes are perfect for a dinner party.
|Lemon Curd Layer Cake
With its light, delicate texture, this cake pairs perfectly with tangy lemon curd and a simple whipped cream topping. Serve fresh berries alongside if desired.
This simple English cake has the fresh, floral taste of lavender, embellished with an old-fashioned drizzle icing. Serve it with tea for an afternoon treat.
|Double Lemon Cupcakes with Whipped Cream
What’s better than a citrusy-sweet lemon cupcake? One that’s filled with a bright lemon curd and topped with a swirl of whipped cream. Thanks to our cupcake mix, these fun treats are a snap to prepare.
|Orange Crème Caramel
Just a splash of delicately perfumed orange-flower water gives these silky custards with caramel an extra special flavor. Orange liqueur and a garnish of candied citrus zest add even more depth.
These shell-shaped sponge cake cookies are classics of French patisseries. Our version is scented with grated lemon zest and dusted with confectioners’ sugar for a special touch.
|Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie
If you love billowy meringue, this is the pie for you. It is piled extra high above a perfectly tart-sweet, silky smooth lemon filling.
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