Quick As a Wink Preserving Lemons

Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Posted for ZWT6: NA*ME Region: Morocco. It is a staple in Morocco kitchens to preserve lemons. This is a quick and easy way to have the same effect without waiting up to 2 weeks to preserve lemons.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub the lemons and trim them at both ends. Cut the lemons lengthwise into sixths.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°F
  3. In a baking dish just large enough to hold the lemons, toss the lemons with the salt and place in one single layer.
  4. Pour enough of the lemon juice over them to just cover them.
  5. Bake covered, stirring occasionally, for 3 hours.
  6. Let the lemons cool and transfer them with their brine to an airtight container. Keep lemons covered and chilled indefinitely.
Most Helpful

What a great idea. This works very well. My niece eats lemons like oranges. She absolutely loves the salty and tangy flavour of these.

queenbeatrice August 09, 2010