Miniature Lemon Meringue Pies

    Posted by  ·  March 23, 2011

    For a party tiny little bite sized desserts are fun. This is a really simple semi- homemade dessert that can be assembled in no time. The only thing you need to make is the topping and I have included an easy recipe for meringue.

    Ingredients for Bite Sized Lemon Meringue Pies

    Lemon Filling (this can also be purchased at your grocery store in a can or jar. A jar of lemon curd would also work)

    Refrigerated Pie crust

    3 Egg Whites

    1/4 tsp cream of tartar

    6 Tablespoons sugar

    How to make bite sized pie shells

    Unroll refrigerated pie crust and cut circles using a 2″ biscuit cutter. Two crusts make about 36 shells — more if you re-roll the scraps.

    Place circles of dough into a mini muffin tin. I used a wooden tool to press the dough evenly into the pan.

    Prick the bottom of the shell generously with a fork. Bake according to package. Mine baked about 8 minutes until they were nicely golden brown.

    Place filling in a pastry bag or  clip off the end of a lemon filling sleeve and fill each shell. Chocolate filling would also be nice!

    Meringue Recipe

    Make a meringue to top the little pies.

    Beat 3 egg whites, 6 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 1/4 tsp cream of tatar with an electric mixer until stiff glossy peaks are formed.  Place meringue in a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round tip.

    Squeeze meringue onto each mini pie.

    I purchased a hand held micro torch to brown the tops (but forgot to get the cartridge) so……. my husband came to the rescue.

    Lightly brown the tops of each pie and you have a beautiful and delicious dessert! I would think that the meringues could also be browned quickly in the oven on broil.

    Enjoy!



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    1. Jenna
      Sunday, March 25th, 2012
      I used my heat embossing gun (the kind I use for my rubber stamping projects) to brown the tops. Although somewhat time-consuming, it worked great and gave me a lot of control to get them evenly brown.
    2. Thursday, July 28th, 2011
      These are so cute and easy! I love that they are the perfect little serving size!
    3. Erin
      Thursday, March 31st, 2011
      For those of you who want the wooden tool I found it! :)

      http://www.pamperedchef.com/ordering/prod_details.tpc?prodId=184&catId=122&parentCatId=122&outletSubCat=
    4. Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
      I forgot to tell you that I saw this recipe last week printed it off and thought, I will have to give this a go someday. who would know the next day my hubby would call and need a goodie tray for a meeting at school within an hour!

      I immediately thought of this recipe and was able to get a full spread (36) of chocolate merinque goodies to the meeting. Would have loved to have used lemon, but only had instant chocolate pudding on hand. They were wonderful and perfect! The broiler worked well, but keep a very close watch on the tops...
    5. Friday, March 25th, 2011
      Yes, you can brown them in the oven.
    6. Jenny
      Friday, March 25th, 2011
      These are so beautiful and delicious! Thank you for the great recipe! I will make these for sure.
    7. Thursday, March 24th, 2011
      It's so easy! I love tiny, bite-sized desserts that you can just pop in your mouth.

      I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/24/chocolate-donuts/
    8. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      Simple yet delicious, thanks for sharing!
    9. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      These look so good. My family loves lemon. I think my husband would cring with me and a torch LOL Can they brown in the oven?

      Diana
    10. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      I'm so excited! Mine are in the oven right now (I bake the meringue at a low temp for a long time so that hopefully the eggs are cooked all the way through). My daughter is so excited that she'll get to take in her favorite treat to school tomorrow to share with her class. Happy Girl! :)
    11. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      Yum yum yum! I've got some lime curd in the cupboard - think I'll have to make some of these.
    12. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      These are adorable! Lemon meringue is already one of my favorites and this just made it even better!
    13. Mark
      Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      You had me at Lemon and Fire!
    14. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      They look delicious! I love me some lemon pie! My brother is getting married in a few months and I'm doing the food at the open house. These would be great! Thanks for the awesome idea!
    15. Heather
      Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      So adorable tiny! Wher ever did you get the wooden tool?
      • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
        I got the wooden tool years ago from Pampered Chef.
    16. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      WOW! I was just thinking about how to make miniature lemon meringue pies to bring in as a treat for my daughter's class (lemon meringue pie is her favorite). I wonder how portable these are...any idea?
      • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
        I transported them to a party and they did great! The first time I made them I used whipped cream. I had troubles with the whipped cream shrinking and sliding--not too pretty. This time the meringue did the trick, hours later they were still beautiful! I wish I could tell you how they did overnight in the refrigerator, but they all got eaten!
    17. Maile
      Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      So AWESOME....not to mention CUTE!! Thank you!!! :)
    18. kate
      Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      I'm drooling! Thanks, Cindy...these will be bookmarked for sure :)
    19. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      Oh~My~Goodness!
      Look at YOU with your torch!
      AH....haha!
      These are the cutest little things!
      Love the wooden tool you used to press the dough...nifty!
      This is a lovely little treat!
      xo
      Happy Day Cindy!
    20. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      Oh Yeah, I am so gonna make these for my sons' highschool graduation party.
    21. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
      Oh Yeah...I am so gonna make these for my sons' highschool graduation party!