I clearly have a love affair with lemons. I ask for double lemon with my water, when I really want triple lemon. A saucer of lemon is worthy of a larger tip. I put lemon on just about everything I eat or drink. I quilt lemons, I paint lemons. I love the color, the smell, the shape.....I LOVE LEMON!!!
So when I was handed a bag full of lemons from a neighbors tree the other day I could barely speak. And apparently these weren't the standard run of the mill, but Meyer lemons! I had to google to find out what I have been missing. Wikipedia says the Meyer lemon: is a citrus fruit native to China thought to be a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or common orange. The skin is fragrant and thin, coloured a deep yellow with a slight orange tint when ripe. Meyer lemon fruits have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common Lisbon or Eureka grocery store lemon varieties. So I climbed out from under the rock I must have been living under and dusted my newly educated self off.
We are not dessert people but I figured I could make something desserty to take to a gathering. I pulled out some very old recipes to see what I could make based on ingredients at hand. My lemon bar recipe was so old it called for OLEO!!! Seriously. So back to google I went (google might be a close second to lemon love for me) and I found this:
I am here to tell you EVERYONE loved these. I didn't have a chance to take a photo before they were devoured, but the photos provided by Kitchen Runway are what convinced me to try this recipe. Now I need to trade my orange tree for a Meyer lemon tree! They really are this beautiful yellow orange color. Can you blame me?