Although lemons last longer than most other fruits, it may still benefit you to freeze lemons if you buy them in bulk, or if you cannot use them immediately. Defrosting lemons is a simple process, but it will take time. For the best results you must be patient, as some methods of defrosting lemons will destroy the lemon entirely or cause them to become unsuitable for eating or cooking with. However, if you cut your lemons into wedges before freezing them, the defrosting process will take much less time.

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Remove the lemons from the freezer and place them in a sealable bag or bowl.

Put the lemons on the counter or in the refrigerator and allow them to thaw for about 2 hours.

Remove the lemons from the container and roll them gently between your hands for a couple of minutes. You should be able to tell if the lemon has thawed. If so, use them as desired.

If the lemons have not thawed completely, cut the lemon across as deeply as you can.

Place the lemon back in the bowl or bag and microwave them in 10-second increments until completely thawed.