Sweet on Citrus Desserts
We've taken some of our favorite fruit and created fresh, easy ways to serve it, from marmalade to panna cotta.
This recipe is based on a classic Southern favorite called 7UP Pound Cake, which was created in the 1950s when the soda company suggested using its soft drink instead of other liquid in pound cake recipes. The result: one of the best, and simplest, cakes you'll ever make.
Watch: Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
This crowd-pleasing classic dessert shows us why icebox pies are a busy cook’s best friend.
These muffins will become your most requested breakfast recipe. To make them even more delicious, just add this sweet drizzle over them when they are warm: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice.
- Recipe: Lemon Muffins
Feeling rowdy? Spin this into a tipsy cake by substituting up to 2 Tbsp. vodka or bourbon for the lemon juice in the frosting.
Recipe: Sweet Tea-and-Lemonade Cake
These tangy-sweet bars are to-die-for. Think margarita meets piña colada in bar form.
You'll use just a tad less than two sticks of butter to make these delicate little gems.
- Recipe: Lemon Meltaways
This makes two gorgeous loaves for breakfast, tea, or coffee. Keep one, and share the other.
Recipe: Citrus Pull-Apart Bread
These fluffy waffles are filled with the sweet, lemony flavor of their muffin cousins. Cook up the batter as waffles or pancakes for breakfast or dinner. Finish the fruity flavors with our Blackberry Maple Syrup.
If love is a casserole, which we believe it is, then an icebox dessert is the first kiss—simple, sweet, and perfect on warm summer nights.
For quick cleanup and easy serving, line the bottom and sides of the pan with foil before adding the dough.
Recipe: Lemon-Almond Bars
Your family will definitely want to rise, shine, and dine when they smell these rolls baking in the oven.
- Recipe: Easy Orange Rolls
Easy as icebox pie, this party-pretty tart pairs the bright fresh flavors of lemon and orange with a crisp gingersnap crust. It's just the right finish for a rich holiday meal, and freezes beautifully.
- Recipe: Double Citrus Tart
Classic lemon squares are always a popular dessert at teas, luncheons, and showers. As an added bonus, you can make them ahead and freeze for up to one month.
- Recipe: Luscious Lemon Bars
This cake-like bread is drizzled with a sweet citrus glaze, and then sprinkled with grated lemon rind tossed with granulated sugar.
- Recipe: Lemon Tea Bread
When making this tasty sherbet recipe, be careful not to remove any of the white pith underneath when grating the rind, or your sherbet will taste bitter.
- Recipe: Refreshing Lime Sherbet
Try using this sweeter salsa as a topping for tacos or seafood. Soaking the onion in ice water takes away some of the sting.
Recipe: Orange-Avocado Salsa
Our delicate marmalade flavors are soft enough to spoon over—and soak deliciously into—hot biscuits. This recipe produces a sweeter, less bitter marmalade than what's commonly sold.
- Recipe: Sweet Citrus Marmalade
This tiramisù is dressed to party in shot glasses. Be sure to use soft ladyfingers, found in the bakery or produce section.
- Recipe: Lemon Tiramisù
From the satiny sheen of the filling to the mounds of fresh fruit piled on top, there is much beauty in an icebox pie, but none more than its sheer simplicity.
Dress up traditional pound cake with a little lime zest and a homemade Key lime glaze for a deliciously tropical dessert.
Recipe: Key Lime Pound Cake
We love the swirls of lemon curd in this cake, but it's also delicious without it.
- Recipe: Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake
This cupcake version of a chocolate-key lime pie is an ideal pick-up dessert for entertaining. Make a crumb crust with chocolate wafers and top with a sweet cream cheese mixture flavored with fresh key lime juice.
- Recipe: Chocolate-Key Lime Cupcake Pies
Serve this decadent spring dessert at your next ladies' luncheon and wow the crowd with edible flowers.
Recipe: Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
Topping our tart are Florida-grown Ruby Red grapefruit and navel oranges and the brightest red grapefruit you can buy—the Rio Star from Texas. You can make the dessert in either a rectangular or round tart pan.
- Recipe: Elegant Citrus Tart
These lemony bars are a great make-ahead treat. Use fresh orange juice and zest instead of lemon for a different flavor profile.
- Recipe: Lemon-Cheesecake Bars
For a showstopping finish, top off this refreshing pie with a garnish of lime slices and lime zest curls.
- Recipe: Praline Key Lime Pie
Yes, these feather-light soufflés do look too good to eat. But don't let that stop you! Prep the lemon curd up to 2 weeks ahead and you can serve these in just 30 minutes.
- Recipe: Lemon Soufflés
These party-perfect bite-size treats are easy to put together with frozen pastry shells and a four-ingredient cream filling. Mix and match flavors using lemon, orange, and strawberry curds. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
- Recipe: Creamy Citrus Tartlets
These chilled, creamy pies are the dessert equivalent of a swimming hole--so refreshing you can't help but dive in.
- Recipe: Lemon-Mascarpone Icebox Tarts
Create an impressive stack of zesty lemon layers that's perfect for any casual gathering. Or frost the entire cake for a more elegant presentation.
- Recipe: Luscious Lemon Cake
Whisk up a bowl of nearly instant filling, pour it into a foolproof crumb crust, and pop it in the freezer.
Recipe: Key Lime-Buttermilk Icebox Pie
You'll need about six to eight tangerines for the two cups of juice in this recipe. Feel free to substitute any variety of oranges or mandarins if you'd like.
- Recipe: Tangerine Pudding