Lemon Meringue Pie is my all-time favorite dessert. I swear I could eat an entire pie if given the chance, and that is why I’ve decided that making a regular size pie isn’t a good idea. To help with portion control I started making these mini lemon meringue pies.
These are the perfect treat to welcome spring!
The best part is there are only 3 ingredients and they are simple to make!
Brand doesn’t really matter here, but keep in mind cheaper pie fillings don’t usually taste as good as the brand names. After some experimenting the Duncan Hines Lemon Creme filling has the best taste (in my opinion). It is also sweet enough to not need added sugar (but if you want you can add a teaspoon or two of powdered sugar).
I used pre-made mini graham cracker pie crusts, but you could definitely make your own. I used these for the sake of keeping it simple and mess free!
These are the things I crave the most in life 🙂
The meringue gave me a little trouble, only because my hand blender decided to go homicidal on me. Well, it was my fault. I pushed the button to eject the beaters before I unplugged it. The button also happened to be the power switch and I guess I pushed it up while I was pushing it in and it turned on. I didn’t have a good grip so it fell and started viciously attacking my leg. Thankfully I was wearing pants so they took the brunt of the attack. The beaters spun wildly, getting tangled in my pants leg and breaking themselves in the process.
No worries though, thankfully I live with a genius! Mike is a whiz when it comes to drills, a fact I only learned once my arm was tired out from whipping the egg whites and sugar. He rigged up a wire whisk to the drill and voila!
These are perfect for last minute guests since after the meringue they take less than 15 minutes to make. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 can Lemon Pie Filling
- 2 - 6 Mini Graham Cracker Crusts
- 1 cup Prepared Meringue
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Fill crusts ⅔ full with lemon pie filling
- Top with 1 - 2 tablespoons of meringue
- Bake for 10 - 13 minutes, until meringue is golden brown
- Add desired toppings and serve. I love mine with blackberries on top!