Lemon Zest

The peel of the lemon has been used for centuries to flavor foods. Our Lemon Zest is finely minced using only the outer peel of the lemon - no bitter pith - mixed with 50% sugar. This 'knuckle saver' ingredient base is every baker's friend! Lemon Zest adds texture and mouth-feel to your desserts, sauces, glazes, and soups, along with natural lemon flavor from the oil found in the rind. It offers a more delicious and intense lemon flavor than lemon juice.

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Featured Recipe

Cherry Sauce

Yield: 1 cup
Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • 8 oz. The Perfect Purée Cherry,  thawed
    • 5 tbsp. granulated sugar
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tsp. The Perfect Purée Lemon Zest,  thawed
    • 1 oz. liqueur (such as Kirsch, Grand Marnier, Creme de Cassis, or Framboise), optional

1. In a bowl stir together Cherry puree, sugar, lemon juice, and Lemon Zest until well blended.
2. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. Just before serving, stir in liqueur if desired.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve this delectable sauce over ice cream desserts, cake, crepes, waffles, or pancakes.
Flavor Twists:
Try any of these flavors from Strawberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Black Currant, White Peach, Apricot, Mango, Papaya, or Kiwi.
  • Lemon Zest
  • Blueberry
  • Papaya
  • Pear
  • Kiwi
  • Orange
  • Meyer Lemon
  • Coconut
  • Roasted Red Pepper
  • Black Currant
  • Mango
  • Pink Guava
  • Strawberry
  • Pomegranate
  • Blood Orange
  • Green Apple
  • Apricot
  • Key Lime
  • Tamarind
  • Prickly Pear
  • Cherry
  • Red Raspberry
  • Passion Fruit
  • White Peach
  • Banana
  • Lychee
  • Blackberry