Can I leave put the lemon oil/extract and add more zest instead? - Food52

Can I leave put the lemon oil/extract and add more zest instead?

Can I exclude the lemon oil/extract? I want to make this but I can't go to the store during quarantine for one ingredient

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Creamy Lemon Custard Pie
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Coral L. April 6, 2020
Hi there! You can definitely leave out the lemon extract. For future reference, here are some non-lemon lemony subs to consider: https://food52.com/blog/25168-best-lemon-zest-substitutes
 
Nancy April 5, 2020
You'll get plenty of lemon flavor from juice and zest already in the recipe.
For such a small amount of lemon oil or extract, you could just leave it out.
Or replace with same small amount of orange extract or brandy for some more complex flavor notes.

 
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