How to Hollow out a Lemon
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.
Cut the top 1/2 inch off of the lemon with a sharp knife. (keep the small cut off piece)
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!
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.