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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Lemons So Good in Lower Carb Desserts !

Lemons, so handy when cooking. They are oval in shape, with a pronounced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits around, and contain a high level of Vitamin C. Although the juicy yellow flesh is a little too sour to eat on its own, its citrus fragrance and tartness means it's wonderful combined with all manner of ingredients and dishes, from the sweet to the savoury. The bright yellow skin can be used as well, when zested. A kitchen essential. You can read more about lemons here 

Have a look at these four recipe suggestions below. Will you be trying one?

Lemon Baked Custard
800ml full fat milk
4 eggs
zest of 2 lemons
juice of 1 lemon
5 tbsp. granulated stevia, or sweetener of choice
can be seen here

Lemon Cheesecake Fluff 
Serves Four
8 oz. / 225g cream cheese
½ cup / 125ml heavy (double) whipping cream
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon erythritol (optional)
½ cup / 125ml fresh blackberries (optional)
1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
can be seen here

Lemon Pots
Serves Two
2 tbsp extra thick double (heavy) cream
2 tbsp mascarpone
2 tbsp inulin
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of sea salt
can be seen here

Lemon Mug Cake
For the cake
3 tablespoons almond flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1 tablespoon butter unsalted and melted
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon (Swerve confectioners) sugar substitute
For the icing
1 tablespoon (Swerve confectioners) sugar substitute
½ tablespoon heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon lemon juice
can be seen here

We bring a variety of recipe ideas and articles to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


yangsire- imperfectblog said...


Tom said...

...lemon adds a bit tang!

mamasmercantile said...

Delicious looking, I want to try them all.

Ella said...

It must be really good!
Thank you for the recipes!

DVArtist said...

OK you are going to think we are nuts, however, my daughter and I eat lemons like oranges. After the first mouth watering, lip puckering bite the lemon is so refreshing. I think I will try the t cup cake, that sounds really good.

Martha said...

They all look delicious but I'd have to go for the lemon cheesecake fluff - yum!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've made lemon custard before. I like to buy lemons and keep them on hand because I don't like tap or even filtered water, but love it when there's a lemon slice to add a bit of zing to the water.

Jo said...

I love lemons, all those desserts look good to me.

Laurie said...


Emma Springfield said...

A bonus to cooking with lemons is that they make the kitchen smell good.

Sue said...

I really like lemons, so any of these would be good except the baked custard - perhaps I'd do 2 cheesecakes instead lol. Take care and have a wonderful week, Sue xx

Mary Kirkland said...

I love lemons and lemon sweets.


Los cítricos son beneficiosos y en España tenemos una buena producción.


Snowbird said...

Oh my, how delicious they all

Elephant's Child said...

Even the scent of lemon is refreshing and I am so often amazed at the lift even a small amount of lemon juice adds to a dish.

Jeanie said...

Lemon is my favorite flavor so I am wild about this post. They all look delicious!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

I love lemons - yummy!!! Thanks for the great recipes!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Lemon custard sounds and looks delicious! Funny to read about lemons. Just yesterday I discovered petrified lemons in the back of a fridge shelf. I didn't realize I've begun to buy them nearly every grocery trip. :) Now I have a reason to remember to use them.

happyone said...

Lemons are great in cooking and baking. My step-dad loved anything made with lemon.

William Kendall said...

These look good.

Christine said...

Maybe I will try the mug cake.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

We'll certainly try the custard. Thanx Jan.

God bless.

Margaret D said...

I do love lemons.

handmade by amalia said...

They all look amazing! My parents have a gigantic lemon tree so we have a steady supply of wonderful fruit.

yonosoymillenium said...

me encanta el limón, quiero probar las recetas que nos dices, que bueno tiene que estar.

eileeninmd said...


They all look delicious, I love lemons!
Take care, enjoy your day!

Lady Fi said...

ooo - delicious, but too heavy on the cream for my stomach.

Iris Flavia said...

A friend´s son used to enjoy "shocking" people eating lemons just like that :-)
He´sold enough now, Ill send the link over :-)

Sami said...

With two lemon trees in our garden I have a constant supply of lemons and love lemon desserts too. Thanks for the recipes Jan

Conniecrafter said...

I am not big on lemon but hubby likes lemon cake

Teresa said...

Las recetas se ven muy buenas, tal vez intente hacer alguno. Besos.

Divers and Sundry said...

Lemon cake! Yes, please :) said...

They look a lot healthier than the lemon cake I made this week.

Sondra said...

Lemons are huge flavor blasts...I use lemon and olive oil on my salad each day and it's my favorite flavor. All the deserts in your post look scrumpciuos.

My name is Erika. said...

Lemon is great anytime of year, isn't it? These look very yummy!

Lorrie said...

Lemons add such brightness to so many dishes. The baked lemon custard looks really delicious.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love lemons so much, but I have to be careful, because they don't do my body good! LOL! But, I can have it once and awhile. I do love all these recipes! Big Hugs!

Martha said...

Thank you for the recipes!

Rose said...

I would love all of these lemon recipes...

David M. Gascoigne, said...

And you won't get scurvy either!

baili said...

so many delicious deserts :)

i like adding lemon in deserts though one of my son objects it :)
thank you for sharing