Lemon Macarons
Lemon Macarons
5 from 2 votes
These delightful lemon macarons are delectable treats that offer a burst of citrusy flavor in each bite, making them the perfect sweet indulgence. Satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious lemon macarons - a perfect blend of tangy citrus and sweet flavors in every bite.
Lemon Macaroons

Are you looking to add a touch of sunshine to your day? Look no further than the delightful Lemon Macarons. These delectable treats offer a burst of citrusy flavor in each bite, making them the perfect sweet indulgence.

With their origins dating back to the 16th century in Venetian monasteries, macarons have a rich history as a beloved treat enjoyed by many around the world. However, it wasn’t until the 20th century that the addition of lemon became popular, adding a zesty twist to this classic recipe.

Nowadays, Lemon Macarons are a favorite among many for their bright and refreshing taste. The recipe may seem daunting at first glance, but rest assured it is not as difficult as it may seem. With the right ingredients and a bit of patience, you can create these delightful treats in your own kitchen.

Lemon Macarons are sure to delight your taste buds. So why not give them a try and add a burst of citrusy goodness to your day?


Almond Flour: Almond flour is made from finely ground almonds and is commonly used in baking as a gluten-free flour alternative. It adds a nutty flavor and a slightly denser texture to baked goods.

Icing Sugar: Also known as powdered sugar or confectioners’ sugar, icing sugar is finely ground sugar mixed with a small amount of cornstarch. It is commonly used in frostings, glazes, and to sweeten baked goods.

Caster Sugar: Caster sugar, also known as superfine sugar, has a finer texture than granulated sugar but is not as fine as powdered sugar. It dissolves easily, making it ideal for meringues and delicate desserts.

Egg Whites: Egg whites are the clear liquid part of an egg that surrounds the yolk. They are often used in baking to add structure and lightness to recipes, such as meringues and macarons.

Cream of Tartar: Cream of tartar is a byproduct of wine production and is commonly used in baking to stabilize and increase the volume of whipped egg whites. It also helps prevent sugar syrups from crystallizing.

Lemon Zest: Lemon zest is the outermost part of the lemon peel, which contains the flavorful essential oils. It adds a bright, citrusy flavor to dishes and is often used to enhance the taste of baked goods and desserts.

Yellow Food Colouring: Yellow food coloring is used to give the macarons their signature bright yellow color. It is typically added in small amounts to achieve the desired hue without altering the flavor of the final product.

Serving Suggestions and Pairings

If you’ve just whipped up a batch of delicious lemon macarons and are wondering what to serve them with or pair them with for the perfect dessert experience, look no further. Here are some serving suggestions and pairings that will complement the tangy sweetness of your lemon macarons:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream: A classic pairing for any sweet treat, vanilla ice cream will add a creamy contrast to the zesty flavor of the macarons.
  • Fresh Berries: Serve your lemon macarons with a side of fresh berries such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for a burst of fruity flavor.
  • Lemon Sorbet: Double down on the lemon flavor by serving your macarons with a scoop of lemon sorbet for a refreshing and citrusy dessert.
  • Champagne: For a touch of elegance, pair your lemon macarons with a glass of champagne or prosecco. The bubbles will cleanse your palate between bites.
  • Earl Grey Tea: The floral notes of Earl Grey tea will complement the lemon flavor of the macarons, making for a sophisticated and delicious pairing.

Whether you choose to serve your lemon macarons with a dollop of cream, a side of fresh fruit, or a glass of bubbly, these serving suggestions and pairings are sure to enhance the flavors of your delightful dessert.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are lemon macarons?

Lemon macarons are sweet and delicate cookies made with almond flour, sugar, and egg whites, filled with a tangy lemon-flavored filling.

How do you make lemon macarons?

To make lemon macarons, you will need almond flour, powdered sugar, egg whites, granulated sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. The ingredients are mixed together to form a smooth batter that is then piped onto a baking sheet and baked until crispy.

Are lemon macarons gluten-free?

Yes, lemon macarons are gluten-free since they are made with almond flour instead of wheat flour.

How long do lemon macarons last?

Lemon macarons can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. They may also be frozen for up to 2 months.

Can I add other flavors to the lemon macarons?

Yes, you can experiment with different flavors and fillings to create unique variations of lemon macarons. Some popular options include raspberry, chocolate, or coconut fillings.

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Lemon Macaroons

Lemon Macarons

by Nabeela Kauser
These delightful lemon macarons are delectable treats that offer a burst of citrusy flavor in each bite, making them the perfect sweet indulgence. Satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious lemon macarons.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 20 Macarons
Calories 133 kcal


  • 150 g Almond Flour
  • 200 g Icing Sugar
  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 120 g Egg Whites approximately 4 medium eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • Yellow Food Colouring optional

For the Cream Filling:

  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest


  • Preheat the oven to 140°C (fan-assisted).
  • Line baking trays with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the almond flour and icing sugar. Add lemon zest and mix well.
  • In a separate clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar and continue whisking until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add caster sugar while whisking continuously until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy.
  • Gently fold the almond flour mixture into the egg whites until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  • If desired, add a few drops of yellow food colouring and gently fold until evenly distributed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a round tip.
  • Pipe small rounds onto the prepared baking trays, leaving space between each macaroon.
  • Tap the baking trays on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  • Let the macarons rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes, or until a skin forms on the surface.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the macarons are set and have formed "feet".
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking trays.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cream filling by whisking together the double cream, icing sugar, and lemon zest until thickened.
  • Once the macarons are completely cooled, pipe or spoon a small amount of cream filling onto the flat side of half of the macarons.
  • Sandwich together with the remaining macarons to form lemon macaroon sandwiches.


For best results, use room temperature egg whites. Ensure that all equipment used for whisking egg whites is clean and free from any grease or residue.
Store lemon macarons in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving for the best texture.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 30mgFibre: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 0.2mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Baked, Baking, Cooking, Dessert, Food, Lemon, Macarons, Recipe, Snack
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