Lemon Scented Sugar

Lemon Scented Sugar….  Doesn’t that just sound so yummy!  Recently I discovered that you can save lemon zest for up to 6 months if you keep it in sugar!
So by zesting your lemons into sugar, 2 great things happen:

one, you have a way to save your lemon zest for recipes, like blueberry muffins or lemon loaves

two, you have lemon-scented sugar that you can use to top fruit salad, and for topping blueberry muffins and lemon loaves as well.  Or you can use it in tea!  (Thanks Becky for the tip!)
Just use plain ol’ granulated sugar.
Using a lemon zester, grate your lemon peel, and put into a Jazzy Jar!

Store for up to 6 months – apparently.  I haven’t actually done this before, but I am doing it now.
I’ll let you know if it works.  Don’t see why it shouldn’t…


I warned you I am inspired to lemon-ate everything!  Stay tuned, more recipes to come….


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    Emily Gibson
    February 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Woo Hoo! Can’t wait to try this! We have lemon trees all over our new home in Italy and thanks to you we have a new way of perserving the zest!!! Thanks!

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    February 3, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    and it makes for such fun photos 🙂

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    February 3, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    What a great tip! I never knew such a thing. Thanks for sharing and thanks for checking out my S’mores Dessert. I’m anxious to check out more of your posts 🙂

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    February 3, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    What a great idea…I’m going to try it.:)

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    February 5, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    YUM!! I wonder how it would be in hot tea?

    Thanks for linking this up at Momnivore


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    Young and Crafty
    February 5, 2011 at 5:14 AM

    Thanks for the tip! Lemon is my all time favorite “spice”. I use lemon pepper, lemon juice, lemon anything!

    Thanks for sharing in FFA!

    Hannah @

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    February 6, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    I love this idea!!! 😀 WOnderful!

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