Meyer lemons are a bit sweeter than regular lemons, with a discernible orange-y flavor. They can be used in place of regular lemons in many recipes, but keep in mind that they contain more sugar and less acid, and thus have a softer flavor than their famously sour siblings. Find great ways to use Meyer lemons below.
1. Candied Peel
Meyer lemon peel makes particularly sweet and tender Candied Lemon Peel. Meyer lemon peels are often thinner than other lemons, so they may require extra care when zesting.
Sweet and spicy Meyer lemon chutney preserves the bright flavor of winter Meyer lemons all year long. Perfect with chicken, pork, or salmon.
To use Meyer lemon juice in place of regular lemon juice in your favorite cocktail (sidecar, lemon drop), be sure to reduce the amount of sugar or sweet liqueur to balance out the cocktail and highlight the unique flavor of Meyer lemons.
4. Fruit Salads
Meyer lemons are so mild and sweet that you can use them simply peeled and sliced in fruits salads, as in this Sliced Winter Citrus Salad.
Meyer lemons make wonderfully floral and tempting Homemade Lemonade. Remember, since Meyers are sweeter than other lemons, so start with about half the sugar, only adding more to taste if you like.
This creamy Meyer Lemon Marmalade is much easier than most marmalades - Meyer lemon pith isn't anywhere near as bitter as other citrus, so you can simply include it in the mix!
7. Preserved Meyer Lemons
Meyer lemons can be preserved in salty lemon juice and used in a wide ranges of savory dishes - salads, roast chicken, and stews. See this Step-by-Step Guide to Making Preserved Meyer Lemons.