Lemon Marshmallows

by autumn on January 22, 2012

Whenever I get out of the city, one of the things I most look forward to is thrifting. Although I certainly have my favorites, thrift stores in NYC tend to be picked-over and over-priced. Some mothers and daughters get mani-pedis together, my mom and I go to “Half-price Fridays” at our hometown Salvation Army. Even though we spent our holidays elsewhere this year, we still had some quality time together at second hand stores.

My one good find was this lemony yellow bowl, which I was excited to bring home and pile high with produce. Alas, produce bowls don’t get much play in the Northeast in January, but thanks to a fateful gift from my boyfriend, my lemony bowl was filled with backyard-grown lemons.

I’m going to share with you my recipe for lemon marshmallows. They’re an elegant and surprisingly easy way to try your hand at homemade confections. First, I want to round up recipes for what to do with lemons now. It shouldn’t surprise you that I’m partial to the frugal sort of projects that honor the preciousness of the fruit, by using the whole darn thing.

Whole Lemon Recipes:


Homemade marshmallows are a favorite project of mine. If you’re not as psyched as I am about citrus, this recipe is just a very slight variation of my Rosewater Marshmallows and Pomegranate Vanilla Bean Marshmallows.


Autumn Giles is the creator of Autumn Makes & Does and the co-host of the Alphabet Soup Podcast.

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1 Angela Watts January 23, 2012 at 12:31 am

Whole lemon bars? I think I just fell in love…..now to find where the last bag of Meyer Lemons went off to….

Marshmallows are on the top of my to-do list when I either get a stand mixer or more counter space. This is one of the first recipes not using a stand mixer (with proof it can be done) so thats inspiring.


2 autumn January 24, 2012 at 12:26 am

Thanks, Angela! They were so delicious and not as bitter as you’d expect w/ peel and all.


3 The Cozy Herbivore January 30, 2012 at 11:33 pm

What a great idea! I can imagine the combination of the sweet and tart makes these fluffy treats truly spectacular. Can’t wait to give them a whirl… with agar-agar, naturally, to keep them herbivoracious!


4 autumn January 31, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Oooh. I am so intrigued. Have you had luck with making vegetarian marshmallows at home?


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