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Top 10 Citrus Recipes


posted: 03/17/16

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There’s something so fresh and vibrant about cooking and baking with citrus fruits and flavors. Grapefruit, lime, lemon, oranges . . . . I love them all. From drinks to desserts, read on for my Top 10 Citrus Recipes. Perfect to make any time of year!

Celebrate Citrus with a Cocktail

Citrus drinks are some of my favorites! They pair nicely with so many recipes and taste vibrant and refreshing. Try a few of these lip-smacking cocktails.

Blood Orange Margarita

In a glass, the Blood Orange Margaritas has cubed ice in a dark magenta colored drink and rimmed with salt.

Blood oranges are so flavorful and colorful! This cocktail has the most gorgeous color, not to mention the best sweet, not too sweet flavor.

Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail

overhead view of a champagne glass filled with pink grapefruit champagne cocktail

Bubbly and pretty pink, this Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail is the perfect drink to celebrate any big occasion. Fruity, tart and so refreshing!

Margarita Milkshakes

tall milkshake glass filled with margarita boozy milkshake with liquor bottles in the background garnished with lime zest

If you’re craving a thick, creamy milkshake, but you’re also all about the cocktails, this Margarita Milkshake is for you! Fresh lime and orange flavor pairs beautifully with cold, creamy ice cream in this simple alcoholic milkshake.

Citrusy Breads and Spreads

These sweet spreads and citrus flavored breads turn any meal into an extraordinary experience. Bright flavors abound in these delightful recipes.

Grapefruit Spread

In a small mason jar, the Grapefruit Spread has a yellow pastel color and a smooth texture.

This tart grapefruit curd is like a mixture of jelly and butter and is perfect on muffins toast, rolls, just about anything!

Easy Microwave Lemon Curd

A small spoon is being dipped into the Easy Microwave Lemon Curd showing the smooth light texture.

This citrusy lemon curd comes together in no time in the microwave, and is perfect to use in several lemon recipes, or spread on toast or muffins. Or eat it by the spoonful! It’s liquid sunshine!

Lemon Cheesecake Cheesecake Braid

The Lemon Cheesecake Cheesecake Braid has a golden brown crust with a soft creamy middle texture.

Use the lemon curd recipe above in this sinfully sweet lemon cheesecake crescent braid! A mixture of dessert and bread, you can serve this at a brunch or as an after dinner treat.

Orange Honey Baked Brie Recipe

close up picture of baked brie recipe made with honey, pecans, and marmalade

Sweet, tangy orange goes perfectly with mild brie cheese in this simple appetizer. Only four ingredients to make and so yummy!

Tangy Sweet Citrus Desserts

Save room for dessert! Citrus flavors pair beautifully with sweet ingredients to make refreshing treats you can serve any time of year for any occasion!

Mandarin Orange Cake Recipe

mandarin orange cake recipe on a white plate with a fluffy frosting on top with a slice of orange.

Super moist, packed with orange and pineapple flavors, this cake is always a crowd favorite! Only seven ingredients from start to finish, including the frosting!

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Stacked high, the Lemon Sugar Cookies is topped with a lemon glaze with a chewy middle.

Lemon always adds a freshness to any recipe and these sweet and slightly tangy sugar cookies are no exception! A simple lemon glaze takes these to a whole new level.

Lemon Bar Rice Krispies Treats

The Lemon Bar Rice Krispies Treats has a white lemon glaze on top.

If you’re a lemon lover, these Lemon Bar Rice Krispies Treats are a must try! All the flavors of your favorite childhoo treat, with a hint of lemony, zesty flavor. So good!

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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