Loving In-Season Meyer Lemons

By: Kirsten Vala
Meyer Lemon-Cranberry Bundt Cake

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Food Stylist: Stephana Bottom

Meyer lemons are ripe and ready, in peak season now. Do not wait, they have no mercy for procrastinators – whether you have a collection of Meyer lemon recipes stashed away for the season or you want to try your favorite lemon recipe with this alternate citrus fruit, this is your chance, now is the time.

The famously allusive Meyer lemon is thought to be a cross between an orange and a lemon, so they’re sweeter and less acidic than your normal run-of-the-mill lemons. Look for them in grocery stores and produce markets – they should stick around until early Spring. And if you can’t find them, go ahead and cook up some regular lemon dishes and sweets (just add a touch more sugar to compensate) – all citrus is beautiful this time of year.

One Secrets of a Restaurant Chef: See Anne's thoughts on these special citrus fruits, as she whips up a Meyer Lemon Curd Tart.

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