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.
Can you make them ahead of time and freeze them.
Thank you for sharing I love lemon meringue pie and will love to make and share these with my tweenty two grandchildren.
These are great!, My granddaughter is crazy for lemon meringue pie so she’s going to love these. She just left for the Netherlands for a month, so that gives me time to practice. Lol thanks!!
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.
These are so cute and easy! I love that they are the perfect little serving size!
For those of you who want the wooden tool I found it! 🙂
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…
Yes, you can brown them in the oven.
These are so beautiful and delicious! Thank you for the great recipe! I will make these for sure.
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/
Simple yet delicious, thanks for sharing!