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A question about a recipe: Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart

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I have a question about the recipe "Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart " from dymnyno. About how big should the meyer lemon be? My friend's tree grows them from the size of a regular x-large lemon to the size of a large orange! Should I add an extra egg for a larger lemon?

asked by Marcie over 2 years ago

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Trena Heinrich

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added over 2 years ago

Marcie - Are you positive it's a Meyer lemon tree? If so, I'd suggest using the x-large size which you describe as being closest to the average size lemon. I'll be curious to see how others weigh in on your question.

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added over 2 years ago

Yes, it's a meyer lemon, and another friend also has a tree that makes giant lemons. The large ones are perhaps closest to the size of an average navel orange, or a large valencia.

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Trena Heinrich

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added over 2 years ago

After further research I found that the author of this recipe has another similar recipe called Improved Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart where she provides an estimate of weight for the lemon as between 1 1/2 - 1/3/4 ounces. Best of luck!

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Trena Heinrich

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added over 2 years ago

...should be between 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 ounces...

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SMSF

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added over 2 years ago

Now this really piqued my curiosity, so i just weighed some of the Meyer lemons from my tree (just picked). A couple of them are close to 7 ounces each. What a tart that would make!

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