Mmmmm, Meyer Lemons

When we moved here five years ago, I bought a little Meyer lemon tree and put it in a container. Meyer lemons are thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange, and they are sweeter and lighter tasting than regular lemons. The tree yielded meagerly until this year. Yesterday I picked two dozen lemons off the tree, and more are coming. Mind you, this tree only stands four feed high!

What to do with all these luscious lemons? I zested and squeezed them, and put it in the freezer. I have a total of three cups of lemon juice, which I am freezing in ice cube trays. There’s a cup of zest. This is all great for baking and cooking. The next task (probably tomorrow), is to roast the little pie pumpkins we bought and puree them. Claire still loves to eat plain pureed pumpkin, and it will be great for pumpkin bread and pie. And again, I freeze it in ice cube trays to make just-right serving sizes for Claire.

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3 Comments on “Mmmmm, Meyer Lemons”

  1. Kathy in San Jose Says:

    Mmmm, Meyers! Our 3 year old tree has about 8 or 9 lemons on it this year, but I’m hoping for more next year. Lemon curd, lemon bars (cut down on the sugar), marmalade…

  2. gerry rosser Says:

    Lovely lemons!

  3. Mom/Grandma Says:

    How really nice to have your own lemon production ….. I’ll be so interested to know how your planned uses turn out.

    I don’t think I’ve met a “Meyer” before:)