'citrus desserts' on Serious Eats

Let Them Eat: Tender Citrus Sour Cream Cake

You'll find this cake moist, tender, and citrusy, holding a touch of spice from pungent cinnamon. The whole things is soaked with a mixture of condensed milk and heavy cream, then covered with a generous blanket of ultra-smooth Swiss buttercream frosting after a brief spell in the icebox. This cake doesn't need layers to be decadent or awesome. More

Lemon Chocolate Pie

Where most lemon pies are single crusted affairs, this pie is double crusted with a thick, sweet lemon filling that's similar to the pudding-like innards of a Lemon Meringue. Once the pie is baked and cooled, its top is covered with what amounts to chocolate frosting. More

Pie of the Week: Orange Meringue Pie

When it comes to citrus in meringue pies, why do lemons always get the limelight? I put other flavors to the test and discovered that using oranges instead puts a great new spin on the old classic. Oranges make for a less acidic custard filling that plays equally well with a creamy, light meringue, without all the pucker of their yellow cousins. More

Orange Meringue Pie

This pie is a twist on the classic lemon meringue pie—a light alternative to more traditional orange and vanilla cream versions. The buttery, flaky crust provides just enough crunch and is crisp all over from being blind baked before filling. More

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