Frozen Lemon Parfait with Lemon Ginger and Cassis Sauces

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A Passion for Desserts

By Emily Luchetti

Published 2003

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Considering how frequently lemons pop up in desserts, it’s a shame that the word lemon carries such negative connotations. No one wants to drive a car that’s a lemon. In England in the 1800s, a lemon was someone with a sour disposition. But lemons make magnificent desserts with bold flavors. In fact, the number of lemon-dessert lovers is second only to that of chocoholics. The phrase “to make lemonade out of lemons” means to turn a situation around from something negative (sour) to s