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Lemon dessert recipes

Bake a stunning lemon sponge cake, a creamy citrus cheesecake or a zesty sorbet with our best-ever lemon dessert recipes, perfect for entertaining.

122 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Need a simple, zingy dessert you can make with minimal fuss? Try this creamy lemon cheesecake, made with just a few basic storecupboard ingredients

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
316 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

You can't go wrong with a classic lemon meringue pie, and this easy recipe is particularly good

3 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
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209 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A simple but very impressive pud, light enough to have a slice to finish a big meal

50 mins
Easy
121 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Gregg Wallace fell in love with Michel Roux Snr's lemon tart at first bite. This is his version of the classic recipe

2 hrs
More effort
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Classic lemon drizzle cake gets a 'bakeover'. This striped sponge roll is filled with lemon mascarpone

55 mins
A challenge
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A simple and refreshing lemon sorbet with just 4 ingredients, serve as a light dessert or in between courses at a dinner party

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
18 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Transform a classic lemon drizzle cake into a self-saucing pud for a cheap, comforting dessert. Serve with cream or custard

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in a slice of lemon cake for afternoon tea. With lovely light sponge layers, a citrus zing offsets the rich and creamy soft cheese icing

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Fill up the biscuit tin for the Christmas holidays with these gorgeous lemon star biscuits with a lemon curd filling. They make a lovely mid-morning treat

35 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
125 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Being short of time needn't stop you making your own pudding. This microwave-friendly sponge is ready in 10 minutes and can easily be a chocolate pud too

10 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Alison Coulling puts a stylish twist on a classic, winning over the judges in the search for Britain's Best Pud

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
53 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These weeekend puds are light and fluffy with a tangy filling

1 hr and 5 mins
A challenge
5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

These zesty bars will disappear quickly so make sure you save one for yourself! Jazz up your standard shortbread recipe - great for a summer party

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This light and luscious lemon cheesecake tastes as good as it looks

1 hr
Easy
42 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A simple and sweet all-in-one cake - ideal for Mothering Sunday

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
47 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a delightfully easy family dessert - ready in just five minutes

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little effort – most of the ingredients are ready-made, so it is simply a matter of construction

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Everybody loves traditional strawberry Eton mess, but blackberries also work beautifully with homemade meringue and luscious lemon cream

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
15 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Lemon curd yogurt gives this gluten-free sponge cake a lovely light texture. It's filled with cream and berries and topped with a drizzle icing

55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Inspired by the allotment, this fragrant, modern bake makes the most of a late-summer courgette crop

2 hrs and 35 mins
A challenge
22 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A twist on the classic cherry bakewell, these mini citrus-flavoured pies are an elegant dessert choice

55 mins
More effort
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Serve a slice of this sweet treat and find yourself in double dessert heaven - lemon meringue pie meets creamy citrus cheesecake

2 hrs and 20 mins
A challenge
24 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

The most stunning summer dessert ever; raspberry, lemon and frangipane tart

2 hrs
A challenge
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