Limoncello Lemon Confit
15 MIN
20 MIN
10 to 12 slices

Limoncello Lemon Confit


  • 1 lemon, scrubbed clean
  • ½ cup (105 g) sugar
  • ½ cup (125 ml) water
  • ½ cup (125 ml) limoncello liqueur


  1. Cut the lemon into 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick slices. Remove the seeds. Place in a small saucepan.
  2. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 2 minutes. Drain the lemon slices and set aside. Discard the cooking water.
  3. In the same saucepan, bring the sugar, water and limoncello to a boil until the sugar has dissolved. Add the lemon slices and let simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until tender and translucent. Let cool completely in the syrup. When ready to serve, drain the lemon slices.
  4. Beautiful as garnish for Ricotta Cake.