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Lemon Drops

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Ingredients
  Meyer lemons 4 (Organic)
  Lemon juice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Organic)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Organic sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Limoncello 6 Tablespoon
  Mint sprigs 4
Directions

Tools

large bowl, spoon, fork, paring knife, grapefruit knife, container w/lid and juicer (or citrus reamer)

Procedure

Wash and dry lemons. Cut off tops (about 1/2") and set aside. To juice lemons, follow manufacturer's instructions.

Combine sugar, water, lemon juice and limoncello in a large bowl. Stir until sugar has completely dissolved. Pour into pan. Cover and place in freezer. Remove after 20 minutes. Using a fork, scrape bottom and stir. Return to freezer and repeat until all liquid has completely formed into ice drops.

Using a paring knife, carefully remove flesh without piercing the skin. Place hollowed lemon shell into dessert dish or egg holder. Fill each with mixture. Garnish with mint and enjoy. (recipe yields 4 servings) To accommodate a larger crowd, simply double or triple ingredients.

Simple Concepts: If not using egg holders, cut a thin layer from the bottom. This will allow the lemon to stand on its own. For quality assurance, we suggest cooking with organic products.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Chilling
Drink: 
Cocktail, Alcohol
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
7 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Despite the cooler temperatures, spring is here! And with spring comes Earth Day. Not as popular or commercialized as the more mainstream occasions, for the sake of our planet, it's still important. The Arbor Foundation and recycling advocates encourage us to protect the environment. This has really only become "newsworthy" in the past few years. However, the chefs at Simple Conceptions have been using organic ingredients and supporting local farmers since our inception more than 30 years ago. This month, we're inviting you to join us in this effort. No, we're not asking you to install solar panels on your home. Instead, start by taking small steps. To get you started, we're sharing one of our most popular "green" recipes. With just a little effort, you'll impress the women at your next luncheon or give them to the children after dinner (*omit the limoncello). Go ahead and try it. Not only do we make it simple, it's simply delicious. ...to good food

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