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Limoni di Amalfi Cotti al Forno or ‘Lemon Cups’

Sweet baby Jesus. This may not look like much, but they are everything. Seriously. With a chilled glass of rose on a summer day or a room temperature glass of pinot on a winter night, these work as the perfect addition to any meal. I could easily eat an entire tray of these in one sitting. I would’ve, had we not had to share with our Italian family. Also, they’re easy as fuck to make, so serve these at a dinner party and your friends will be super impressed and you pretty much won’t have to do any work.


  • Lemons
  • Mozzarella
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Anchovy fillets
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chilli


  1. Preheat oven to 200c. Remove the ends of lemons then cut them in half across, scooping out the flesh until you have an empty ‘cup’. Put a slice of mozzarella on the bottom, then anchovy, then basil, then cherry tomato, salt and pepper and chilli. Top with mozzarella.

  2. Bake in oven for 10-15 min or until golden.