Go Back
+ servings
Five slices of Meyer lemon bostocks and sieve on baking sheet and
Print Recipe
4.41 from 10 votes

Meyer lemon bostock

Thick brioche slices are soaked with a Meyer lemon syrup, slathered with almond frangipane cream, topped with sliced almonds, and baked to perfection.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Vy Tran


  • 1 8 slices of brioche, cut into ¾ inch thick slices
  • 1 cup frangipane cream
  • 1 cup Meyer lemon syrup
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Meyer lemon syrup

  • 1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsps lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Frangipane cream

  • 1 cup almond meal or almond flour
  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar plus extra for serving
  • 1/2 cup butter (one stick of butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 organic medium egg


  • To make the lemon syrup, combine water, sugar, lemon juice, and zest in a heavy saucepan and boil over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Lower the heat to medium and let the syrup simmer until the volume reduces to two thirds. Set aside and let it cool to room temperature. 
  • While the syrup is being reduced, prepare the frangipane cream.  
  • In a bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and confectioner's sugar on medium speed until creamy and fluffy. 
  • Mix in the almond meal and continue beating.
  • Add in the vanilla, salt, rum, almond extract, and egg and beat until well combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the brioche slices on the paper.
  • To assemble the bostocks, brush about 2 tablespoons of orange syrup onto the brioche slices. 
  • Using an offset spatula, spread about 2 tablespoons of frangipane cream on top of the syrup.
  • Scatter about 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds on top of the frangipane cream.
  • Repeat the with remaining brioche slices.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the sliced almonds are golden brown, the frangipane cream set, and the edges of the brioche caramelized.
  • Remove from the oven and let the bostocks cool for 5 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, sift a light flurry of confectioner's sugar over the bostocks.


The frangipane cream will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.