These eleven recipes are sure to put a pep in your winter step! As the winter chill sets in, what better way to brighten up your kitchen and your taste buds than by incorporating the vibrant flavors of citrus fruits into your baking adventures? From zesty lemons to sweet oranges and tangy grapefruits, citrus can add a burst of flavor to your winter treats.
Learn more about all things citrus in our From the Pantry article!
Our towering and elegant Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie takes the classic pie to new heights—literally. Packed with lively lemon flavor, our silky lemon curd filling sits atop a flaky, buttery piecrust sturdy enough to contain it all. A light browning of the meringue with a kitchen torch is the golden finishing touch to this silky favorite.
This Earl Grey-Orange Bundt Cake takes all of the flavors of a classic cup of tea and turns them into a beautifully braided Bundt cake. Highlighted with bright bursts of citrusy orange zest, and swirled with a smooth cream cheese filling, this cake will be the highlight of your next afternoon tea.
This zesty Cranberry Citrus Coffee Cake is as merry and bright as they come. With lemon and orange zest in the batter and the Walnut Streusel, and both zests and juices in the glaze, every bite of this vibrant treat offers an explosion of citrus flavor. We topped the batter with a layer of cranberries before baking for gorgeous color and extra sweetness.
For this twist on the Italian classic, our Lemon Curd Tiramisu begins with ladyfingers dipped in boozy lemon simple syrup and then layered with a creamy, incredibly smooth lemony mascarpone filling. Topped with an extra swirl of Lemon Curd, this dessert will be the perfect light and airy reprieve in the middle of a cold, snowy winter.
Zesty orange and bittersweet chocolate may seem like an odd couple, but just like in the classic film, each makes its counterpart even better. Acidity from the Candied Orange Peel cuts perfectly through the rich decadence of the chocolate and enhances the bittersweet notes in this delectably fudgy, faultlessly chewy cookie.
Sweeter than the common orange, tangerine juice imparts elevated citrus flavor to our creamy filling, while fresh basil adds an earthy, herbal undertone.
First dreamed up by Californian Harry Baker, chiffon cake is famous for its lighter-than-air texture. This fluffy base works wonderfully with a kiss of citrus, like lemon, lime, or orange in this Citrus Chiffon Cake. We opted to use all three, giving this cake a decidedly sunny disposition.
The classic cocktail popularized by Count Camillo Negroni consisting of gin, vermouth, and the perfect pour of Campari gets a makeover in this Layered Grapefruit Cake. It’s an impressive ombré layer cake. The herbal bitterness from the ruby-hued liqueur creates citrus alchemy, magically enhancing the grapefruit and balancing the creamy sweetness of the Vanilla Whipped Topping.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect summer pie, look no further than this Atlantic Beach Pie. A golden saltine cracker crust hugs a silky condensed milk-citrus filling, all crowned with cream cheese whipped topping. A marriage of various textures and flavors, this cool and creamy treat is the bright and refreshing answer to all your sweet summertime cravings.
Filled with smooth and silky Lemon Curd and topped with fluffy Swiss Meringue, these delicately delicious Lemon Meringue Éclairs are the ultimate refined, showstopping bake. Each bite is a balanced marriage of crisp and light choux pastry, creamy lemon filling, and lightly caramelized meringue.
Brûléed Key Lime Pies are an inspired combination of Key lime pie and crème brûlée. This is what dessert dreams are made of. The burnt sugar topping complements the tart pie filling and adds a touch of surprise to what is otherwise a simple dessert. For best results, make these pies ahead of time and brûlée them just before serving.