Roasted Lemons Recipe

Roasted Lemons – My latest love is roasting lemon slices in a little olive oil until the juices caramelize and the edges brown.  While cooking, the lemons release their juices.  What you are left with, is what you see in the picture, caramelized yummyness!  Even used as a garnish, these lemons are so pretty.  Check out my recipe for Jambalaya with Roasted Lemon.

This recipe, comments, and photo were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.


Roasted Lemons


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Roasted Lemons Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Lemons Recipe
Servings: 6 lemon slices per lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a heavy pan (large enough to hold the lemon slices) with olive oil.

  2. Scrub lemons with a vegetable brush under warm water; rinse well and dry with a clean cloth.

  3. Thinly slice the lemons and remove seeds.  Place the sliced lemons into the prepared pan in a single layer.

  4. Roast lemon slices for about 25 to 30 minutes or until they turn gold brown on the edges and on the bottom side, turn and roast for a few more minutes.  Watch closely at this point and remove lemons when they have begun to caramelize.  As the lemons start to cook they release all the juices, that cooks away as the lemons brown and caramelize.


Comments and Reviews

4 Responses to “Roasted Lemons Recipe”

  1. Suzanne

    How do you eat a roasted lemon?

    • Sandra Clardy

      If you love lemons and never had roasted lemons, your in for a treat. I’ve roasted lemon garlic and chicken and you just cut the lemon to bite size and chew. The same with cloves of garlic. The roasting is out of this world. Lemon is thin and kinda crunchy, the garlic is soft and smushy, but oh my goodness taste so good.

  2. Cory

    Yes! I have been cooking and eating lemons alongside my baked fish dishes, and they are so delicious!

  3. Wendie Ross

    Mine suffered from operator error in uneven slices. Also didn’t caramelize it correctly. Still, the flavors were perfect with my salmon tonight.
    Will keep doing this for sure.


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