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Easy citrus dessert recipes

There's more to the humble citrus family than oranges and lemons and here, we're celebrating the forgotten fruits of the citrus world. We've gathered our best desserts that showcase them all, making the most of everything from blood oranges and mandarins to grapefruit and tangelos. But, it wouldn't be a citrus fruit collection without the inclusion of the classics, so you'll also find recipes for lemon delicious and an orange sponge cake. They're the perfect pick for Autumn baking!

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    Tangelo tart with candied blood oranges

    Treat yourself with this scrumptiously sweet tangelo tart with sweet candied blood oranges. The perfect dessert to serve at your next dinner party, for a birthday or just an indulgent treat.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Gluten-free raspberry and lemon syrup cake

    Don't miss out on your favourite sweet treats just because you have an intolerance to gluten. This beautiful raspberry and lemon syrup cake is free of wheat and dairy, and still tastes incredible!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Orange and fennel seed pound cake

    Satisfy your sweet cravings with this delicious orange and fennel seed pound cake. It's packed full of floral, citrus flavours that go perfectly with your morning or afternoon cuppa!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Coconut, lime and blueberry cheesecake tart

    Topped with beautiful blueberries, shredded coconut and lime, this creamy cheesecake tart is the perfect recipe for a winning family dessert. Feel free to switch it up with strawberries or raspberries.

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    Lime and yoghurt cakes with elderflower syrup

    These divine lime and yoghurt mini bundt cakes are the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Drizzled with a sticky elderflower syrup, they make the ultimate dessert for entertaining guests at a high tea.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Ruby grapefruit tea cake

    Get out the teaset for tea and grapefruit with this delightful teacake with ruby grapefruit.

    Australian Table|

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    Honey lime bavarois

    Celebrate winter citrus with these stunning, refreshing Bavarian creams. You'll need about 8 limes for this recipe.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Orange pound cake with candied cumquats

    As the name suggests, pound cakes originally consisted of a pound each of sugar, butter, flour and eggs, which made them very large cakes.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Lemon delicious

    All the bright flavours of lemon in a moist and fluffy pudding. Serve with a dollop of cream or ice-cream for a delicious after-dinner treat.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Lemon and lime cheesecake

    These cheesecake jars from Courtney Roulston's book 'Salads in a jar' could not be easier to make, look impressive and are very moreish. And they can keep for up to 5 days!


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    Orange almond Victoria sponge

    This wonderfully fluffy cake with its citrus undertones and indulgent almond exterior is truly worthy of its royal name.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Lemon curd cheesecake

    This sweet and zesty cheesecake recipe uses lower-fat ingredients to recreate a healthy version of this Aussie favourite. Cut yourself a bit slice and enjoy topped with natural vanilla yoghurt and fresh blueberries, to keep it light.

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    Sweet lime pie

    Brown sugar and dessicated coconut give this tropical sweet lime pie by Woman's Day a wonderful texture and balance of flavour. Little curls of zest complete this pretty dessert.

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    Lemon and poppy seed loaf

    For a sweet treat with your morning cuppa, give this lovely loaf a go. Light, fluffy and topped with a delicious lemon glace icing, it's the perfect easy snack when you need to satisfy that sweet tooth.

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    Blood orange hazelnut cake

    This beautiful hazelnut cake is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. The blood orange topping creates a lovely syrupy moisture throughout the dessert, which is brilliant served warm or cool.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Mandarin and pistachio friands

    These French bite-sized cakes lend themselves to almost any combination of fruit and nuts. This recipe uses combines peppery pistachios with Australia's marvellous sweet, seasonal mandarins. Bon appetit!

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    Mandarin and almond upside-down cake

    This spectacular cake tastes as good as it looks. Literally dripping with flavour, it's perfect to serve for a special occasion, such as a birthday or dinner party.

    Australian Table|

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