Lemon or Orange Zest Subtitutes

When out of lemon or orange zest, follow our advice on simple substitutes.

Lemon Zest

There is no "across the board" substitution, as it will depend what recipe you are referring to. But, for example, if you are making cookies and it calls for 1 teaspoon orange zest, you could try ½ teaspoon orange extract. Extracts can be strong, so we suggest using them sparingly and adding more to taste.

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