Originally Posted by Andy M.
Vanilla really cuts the tartness of the lemon flavor. I'd go with lemon extract too. I really like the tartness.
I always use the lemon extract for a lemon recipe. It really brings out the lemon flavor. I made a scratch lemon pudding once using the lemon extract, and it was a huge hit. I should have doubled the recipe because my kids were fighting over it. Who was going to scrape out the pan and get the last drop. I got it and that ended the fighting.