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Old 03-16-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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How to preserve Fresh Lemon Juice?

About 5 weeks ago, a friend gave me a large bag of Meyer lamons. Since I couldn't use them all, I juiced quite a few and the juice has been in my refrigerator since. I do use it in recipes calling for lemon juice and in salad dressings.

How long do you think it'll keep? I've got about a quart of it left.

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Old 03-16-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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Why not put it in ice cube trays and freeze it--then pop them out into a plastic bag. Or in small jars and freeze. You really don't want to take a chance on losing something as good as Meyer lemon juice.
To use some of it up, make lemon curd, lemon meringue pie, lemon squares. It is SO good for more than just "pedestrian" use!!
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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It's too late now, but you can freeze the zest, too.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:25 PM   #4
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I can only pray that you have zested all of them and froze that also. Meyer lemons are wonderful. Anytime you get any and don't know what to do with them call me and I will be only to glad to take them off your hands. I also freeze my juice in ice cube trays and then take them out and pop them into a baggie and refreeze.
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Old 03-16-2007, 04:32 PM   #5
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Thanks all. I'll put the juice in the freezer in trays as suggested. Sadly, I did not keep the zest.
I will next time.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:06 PM   #6
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Remember lots of lemons make Lemoncello. And it can be frozen.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:33 PM   #7
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I also have about a quart of Meyers Lemon juice that I juiced and squeezed in Texas and dragged back home.Wish I would have saved zest.
I also dont quite know what to do with it I want it to be something special.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:48 AM   #8
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jpm, thank wonderful, delicious lemon curd... ;)
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For a future reference, this thread carries a lot of ideas for lemon recipes.

As others suggested, next time do please save and freeze the lemon zest, you can either grind it or just simply peel it and put it in a freezer bag, and buzz it in a blender or food processor when you take it out later on, too.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:06 AM   #10
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cjs!Great idea a lemon curd tart for Easter.
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