Saturday, October 25, 2008

Meyer Lemon Glaze

Earlier this summer, I was at our favorite store (Lowe's), browsing through the garden department (which is one of my favorite things to do on a spring day), when I spotted some dwarf Meyer lemon trees for sale. Our budget wasn't quite as tight then as it is now, so I bought one, and brought it home, and traded out the ugly plastic pot for a much prettier one.

So, all summer long, the lemon tree sat on the front steps. It flowered, and the flowers smelled heavenly. It fruited, and about six of the fruits matured - not bad for a tree that's barely three feet tall! So, what do you do with a few tiny lemons? Make lemon glaze, of course!

Meyer Lemon Glaze
1 Meyer Lemon
2/3 c powdered sugar
Select a clean, ripe lemon. Grate the zest off of the outside of the lemon into a small bowl. Slice the lemon, and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Remove any seed escapees that have made their way into your lemon juice.
Stir powdered sugar into lemon juice by tablespoonsful until completely blended. Use more or less powdered sugar, depending on desired consistency.

That's it - it's that easy. This glaze has a bright, lemony flavor that combines well with almost anything. This morning we served it on hot blueberry muffins and it was to die for. The little lemon tree has one lemon remaining on it, growing and ripening. I see more lemon glaze in my future!

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