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How to Hollow out a Lemon

Updated on March 4, 2015

These are a quick and easy way to make a dessert look fancy. I have found they are great for if you are in a rush and want your guests to think that you have been working on it a lot longer than you have!

They are also great for freezing for later, plus kids (and kids at heart) can eat them without dirtying more dishes.

For a great recipe to help you fill these lemon cups, go to this link: http://kristimayell.hubpages.com/hub/Delicious-Healthy-Frozen-Lemon-Pie-Recipe
For a great recipe to help you fill these lemon cups, go to this link: http://kristimayell.hubpages.com/hub/Delicious-Healthy-Frozen-Lemon-Pie-Recipe | Source

Step 1)
Cut the top 1/2 inch off of the lemon with a sharp knife. (keep the small cut off piece)

Step 2)
Use a grapefruit spoon (or some other pointy, movable object) to scoop out the insides.
If you do this over top of a bowl, you can use the lemon flesh scooped out in many recipes, or simply make lemon water!

Step 3)

Once all the insides are scooped out, take the large hollowed lemon and cut a small 5-10mm hole in the bottom. Then score the hole with an X so that it just pokes through the bottom of the lemon. This creates a hole where the initial top piece (cut off in step 1) can fit into to make the lemon bowl stand on its own.

Or if you have nothing to fill them with, you can just make other people smile by making these happy faces!
Or if you have nothing to fill them with, you can just make other people smile by making these happy faces! | Source
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