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Lemon Sugar Recipe

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Lemon Sugar Recipe | Martha Stewart

You may substitute oranges or limes to make other citrus sugars. Use instead of plain granulated sugar in baking, or try sprinkling over cookies or stirring into hot tea for a delicious citrusy treat. The sugar will keep for several months in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Provided by: EasyRecipesCooking.com

Yield: Makes about 1 pound


3 lemons
2 cups sugar


  • Using a citrus zester, remove the zest. (Alternatively, using a paring knife or a vegetable peeler, remove the zest; then scrape as much of the bitter white pith off it as possible.) Roughly chop zest; transfer to a food processor, and add 1 cup sugar. Pulse until zest has been finely ground, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the ground mixture to a medium bowl. Add remaining cup sugar, and toss until evenly mixed.
  • Spread the lemon sugar on a baking pan, and let sit at room temperature until dry, about 1 hour.

2-Ingredient Lemon Sugar Recipe | Good Life Eats

This homemade lemon sugar is great for rimming cocktail glasses, dressing up baked goods, flavoring marinades, and more!

Provided by: EasyRecipesCooking.com

Total time: 5 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1


1/2 cup granulated sugar
Lemon zest, from 1 lemon*


  • Place the sugar and the zest into a food processor and pulse until fully incorporated.
  • Using a food processor quickly releases all of the citrus oils into the sugar. It is ready to use right away but the flavor will pick up a little if you store it in an airtight container over night.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 52 calories, CarbohydrateContent 14 grams carbohydrates, CholesterolContent 0 milligrams cholesterol, FatContent 0 grams fat, FiberContent 0 grams fiber, ProteinContent 0 grams protein, SaturatedFatContent 0 grams saturated fat, ServingSize 1, SodiumContent 0 grams sodium, SugarContent 13 grams sugar, TransFatContent 0 grams trans fat, UnsaturatedFatContent 0 grams unsaturated fat

How to make lemon sugar with lemon zest?

How to make lemon sugar 1 Wash and dry your lemons 2 Carefully remove the outer zest with a serrated peeler. … 3 For every cup of sugar your recipe calls for, use the zest of 1 lemon. 4 You can play with the ratios: for instance you can halve that amount and use 1 lemon for 2 cups of sugar for a more subtle flavor. More items…

How do you Make Lemonade with lemon and sugar?

Put 1 cup of sugar in a medium bowl. Use a microplane to grate the bright yellow zest off of 1 lemon, being careful to avoid the bitter white pith underneath, into the sugar—doing this over the bowl of sugar ensures that you capture as much of the lemon oil released while grating as possible.

What is lemon sugar?

What is lemon sugar? Lemon sugar is plain granulated sugar that has been processed with the zest of fresh lemons, resulting in a flavor infused sugar that explodes with classic lemony flavor. Most of the flavor in a lemon comes from the very outside of the peel, or the zest.

How long does it take for lemon sugar to dry?

Spread the lemon sugar on a baking pan, and let sit at room temperature until dry, about 1 hour.

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