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Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:05 am

Our Myer Lemon Tree produced abundantly this year and I have eaten and given away all that I can. There are still about a dozen very large lemons waiting to be harvested and I am wondering if there is something I could do other than turning them into juice or lemon mush?

Has anyone preserved lemons before or maybe made Jelly, Salsa or ?whatever? to keep for future use? Here are a couple of pics and the one of me holding the lemon demonstrates just how large they are - - - I have big hands.

Any and all suggestions would be appreciated - - - and BTW, these are NOT Sour like the small yeller ones but semi-sweet like a tart orange. :dont: I have eaten many by just peeling and adding sugar or salt and they are delicious.

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Re: Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby bsooner75 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:17 am

Dang, that looks like a softball


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Re: Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby castironchris » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:18 am

I got the same problem. This is the 3rd time my wife already picked this basket full and I bet there are at least 3 or 4 more basketfuls out there.
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Re: Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby Russ » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:40 pm

I squeezed and froze mine, if I have a gin at night I just drop a cube in. The preserving thing is what I intend to do when my fruit is ripe, I got lots fruit but being a different season it won't be ready for months yet. My daughter grabs lemons when they are ready and makes a lemon drizzle cake, It's beautiful . I recently bought a jar of preserved lemons for a Moroccan dish I'm going to make. Will keep you posted.

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Re: Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby woodenvisions » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:45 pm

Limoncello, can't beat it. Colder the better
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Re: Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby Russ » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:51 pm

woodenvisions wrote:Limoncello, can't beat it. Colder the better



Never heard of it, uncle google gave me what I need to know, I'm going to try it next year,lol. Anything with alcohol is good.

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Postby woodenvisions » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:39 pm

Russ wrote:[quote="woodenvisions"]Limoncello, can't beat it. Colder the better



Never heard of it, uncle google gave me what I need to know, I'm going to try it next year,lol. Anything with alcohol is good.

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Postby Russ » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:32 pm

So you freeze it?

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Re: Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:34 pm

thanks, Gents, all sounds delish but I'm kinda wanting to do something so that I can enjoy the plump tasty meat that these have over the next several months -- - - - - 'preciate the ideas :tup: :salut:
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Postby TX1911 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:20 pm

woodenvisions wrote:Limoncello, can't beat it. Colder the better


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Postby woodenvisions » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:50 pm

Russ wrote:So you freeze it?

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I put it in freezer to keep it cold. It won't freeze due to the alcohol.
U can use either Vodka or grain alcohol.
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Re: Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby Russ » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:09 pm

Oup I reckon you should preserve them, I bought these a week or so ago for Moroccan lamb dish. When mine ripen I'm making these.

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Re: RE: Re: Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby Russ » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:10 pm

woodenvisions wrote:
Russ wrote:So you freeze it?

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I put it in freezer to keep it cold. It won't freeze due to the alcohol.
U can use either Vodka or grain alcohol.


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Re: Too Many Lemons - need Recipe

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:49 am

thanks, Russ, I'm starting to lean towards Jelly or Marmalade BUT I'm still hoping I can find something Tex-Mex to preserve them for - - - they're still on the tree so I've got a little time left
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