Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons

Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons by @SpicieFoodie | #sorrentolemons #lemons #italian #foodphotography

Hi everyone! How’s your weekend going so far? I hope it’s going great. I couldn’t wait to publish this edition of Sunday Snapshots, so it’s coming to you a day earlier. Enjoy!:)

Today I want to share some photos of this lovely Sorrento lemon that I found at my neighborhood Italian deli. They had a big pile of these gorgeous and huge lemons that I just had to take home with me and photograph. I’ve never seen lemons this big, but apparently that is one of the characteristics of Sorrento lemons. They have a strong fragrant scent, their peel is very thick and their taste is tart. Sorrento lemons are most commonly used for making the Italian liqueur Limoncello. They are also used for making simple syrups, lemonades or an array of desserts. Unfortunately I don’t think that they are commonly found outside of Europe. But if you’re lucky and do find them, make sure to buy at least a few.

Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons by @SpicieFoodie | #sorrentolemons #lemons #italian #foodphotography

Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons by @SpicieFoodie | #sorrentolemons #lemons #italian #foodphotography

Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons by @SpicieFoodie | #sorrentolemons #lemons #italian #foodphotography

Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons by @SpicieFoodie | #sorrentolemons #lemons #italian #foodphotography

Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons by @SpicieFoodie | #sorrentolemons #lemons #italian #foodphotography

Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons by @SpicieFoodie | #sorrentolemons #lemons #italian #foodphotography

Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons by @SpicieFoodie | #sorrentolemons #lemons #italian #foodphotography

I hope you’re Halloween plans are going excellent, have a great week!

P.S.
Want to make your own Limoncello? Check out these two recipes, DIY: Homemade Limoncello by Brown Eyed Baker and Limoncello, Ancient Lemon Liqueur by By Amelia Pane Schaffner on Honest Cooking.

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Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful photos. I’ve been to Sorrento and they have wonderful lemons along with many other luscious foods. In fact, I made limoncello from a cookbook I received on the Amalfi Coast. I still have bottles left that I made up last year. It was so good.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. says

    Wow, great shot of the Sorrento lemon – it’s huge, and how funny, I was just thinking of limoncello, too! I tried a homemade limoncello last year which was a Christmas family gift, and the recipe was included (I didn’t try it yet…)

  3. says

    Gorgeous pictures Nancy! I’ve never heard of Sorrento lemons so thanks for sharing! I doubt if I’ll find them in the southwestern U.S. :)

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