Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is one of the few things my mom used to bake every year for the holidays. Now that she's gone I've taken over the tradition. Everyone who tries it soon asks for more. Very lemony and very tasty! Prep time is a true guess-timate. It tastes best after it sits for a day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Grease/flour 2 standard loaf pans or 5 mini loaf pans.
  3. In a mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In another, large, mixing bowl combine sugar and lemon rind.
  5. Then add oil and one egg at a time, beating well after adding each egg.
  6. Add flour mixture and nuts.
  7. Divide between the prepared loaf pans.
  8. Bake one hour.
  9. While bread is baking prepare the glaze by thoroughly mixing the sugar and lemon juice.
  10. Pour glaze over bread as soon as you take it from the oven.
  11. Leave loaves in pans overnight.


Most Helpful

What a moist and lemony bread! The glaze seeping down into the bread made it even better the second day. We could hardly wait to taste it after smelling it in the oven! I used chopped walnuts, which gave it a nice flavor and texture. Thanks for this great recipe, Ree!

Whisper January 12, 2004

very nice and lemony. the top looked like angel food cake and it was delicious for breakfast the next morning. i used my fresh lemons and chopped hazelnuts. next time, i think i'll leave out the nuts. thank you!

patticakes February 18, 2003

This is delicious and easy to make. Used Meyer lemons and made them in four mini-loaf pans. Should have used 5! I ended up with cake in the bottom of my oven! I cooked the sugar and lemon juice together for the glaze. Yum.

GinaJohnson December 01, 2012

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