5 Desserts That Prove It's Always Citrus Season

March 27, 2015

Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.

Today: Block off a few hours this weekend to bake your way through a bag of citrus -- rind, juice, pulp, and all. 

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When you think of the sour juice or bitter rind of citrus, it's surprising that it is so darn good in sweets, but it's that sour flavor that makes lemon, lime, and orange desserts simply irresistible. Citrus adds a burst of flavor and balance to classic sweet treats made of flour, butter, and sugar. The best part is that citrus is a pantry staple, so chances are these five sweet and slightly tart desserts are possible whenever you feel like a baking project.

Here are five desserts to get you started:

Lemon Meringue Pie


Rice Pudding with Old Fashioned Oranges


Meyer Lemon Eclairs


Key Lime Pie


Lemon Bars

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