3 Vintage Lemon Desserts Treats

Down South, we’re big fans of citrus. We love cooking with oranges, limes, and grapefruit, but there’s something about lemon that holds a sweet spot in our hearts.

Especially when combined with other fresh fruit flavors, like blueberry or raspberry, lemon brings brightness and tartness to desserts to make them dynamic. These bright and delicious lemon desserts will be the hit of any gathering you bring them to, and I'm sure everyone will ask you for the recipe.

Lemon Bar Cheesecake Recipe

This indulgent recipe marries two delicious desserts: lemon bars and cheesecake. Using a dark springform pan ensures a golden-brown crust on this tart dessert recipe without having to bake before adding the filling. Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. ice-cold water

  • 4 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups Quick and Easy Lemon Curd, divided

  • Candied Lemon Slices (optional)