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!
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.
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?
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! 🙂
Yum yum yum! I’ve got some lime curd in the cupboard – think I’ll have to make some of these.
These are adorable! Lemon meringue is already one of my favorites and this just made it even better!
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!
You had me at Lemon and Fire!
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!
I got the wooden tool years ago from Pampered Chef.
So adorable tiny! Wher ever did you get the wooden tool?
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?
So AWESOME….not to mention CUTE!! Thank you!!! 🙂
I’m drooling! Thanks, Cindy…these will be bookmarked for sure 🙂
Look at YOU with your torch!
These are the cutest little things!
Love the wooden tool you used to press the dough…nifty!
This is a lovely little treat!
Happy Day Cindy!
Oh Yeah, I am so gonna make these for my sons’ highschool graduation party.
Oh Yeah…I am so gonna make these for my sons’ highschool graduation party!