Meyer Lemon Pound Cake
A crack or crevice along the top of a pound cake is a good thing—especially when it's filled with a sweet Meyer lemon glaze.
Meyer-Lemon and Coconut Layer Cake
A truly memorable way to feed a crowd, this dessert alternates between moist coconut cake and rich coconut-lemon curd on the inside and is covered with coconut buttercream frosting and shredded coconut on the outside. Homemade candied Meyer lemon slices and fresh mint decorate the top.
Cacio e Pepe with Lemon
Cacio e pepe is practically synonymous with Pecorino Romano -- but Pecorino clumps when cooked. Add it at the end, instead, which also makes the most of its sharp flavor. Lemon adds spunk -- that is, acidity and freshness.
Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake
Layers of thinly sliced Meyer lemons lend a mellow complexity to this otherwise classic dessert. Thought to be a cross of a lemon and a mandarin, the fruit has an orange cast, a thin rind, and a heavily perfumed flesh that's valued by chefs.
Meyer-Lemon Shortbread Wreath Cookies
Almost too pretty to eat, these festive wreath-shaped shortbread cookies are infused with Meyer lemon and adorned with sugared rosemary and thyme.
Skillet Steak with Pink-Peppercorn Butter
One generous rib-eye makes the perfect steak dinner for two. Here, it's pan-seared in a cast-iron skillet and finished with a piquant pink peppercorn-and-Meyer lemon butter.
Preserved Meyer Lemons
When a Meyer lemon is fully ripe, its thin, smooth skin should be a rich yellow-orange. Use these preserves in salads or stews, or whisk the pulp into a salad dressing or a Bloody Mary.
Coconut Lemon Curd
Using Meyer lemons in addition to regular ones gives this curd an intense aromatic flavor. Make it ahead and add the shredded coconut just before using as the filling for our majestic Meyer-Lemon and Coconut Layer Cake.
Quick Preserved Lemons
This secret weapon for authentic Middle Eastern fare usually takes weeks to make, but if you use finely sliced thin-skinned Meyer lemons, you can re-create the unique flavor and texture overnight. Finely chop and add to vinaigrettes, tagines, and marinades.
Poppy-Seed Cookies with Meyer Lemon Curd and Swiss Meringue
A Swiss meringue may sound fancy, but it's really very simple to make. For browning the meringue, you'll need a small kitchen blowtorch (available at amazon.com). The cookies can be made up to two days ahead and stored at room temperature, and the curd can be made up to a week ahead and stored in the refrigerator. The assembled cookies can be made ahead and stored at room temperature one hour or in the refrigerator (do not cover) up to six hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.
Rustic Meyer Lemon Tart
The delicate flavor of Meyer lemons can get lost in the shuffle of most lemon desserts. But this recipe is the perfect reason to seek out the special citrus; the simple curd filling really lets them shine. The dish was inspired by recipes in " Chez Panisse Desserts," by Lindsey Remolif Shere.
Roast Chicken with Lemony Harissa Glaze
Doctor our homemade Meyer-lemon and cardamom marmalade with harissa paste for a spicy-sweet glaze that takes roast chicken to extraordinary new heights.