Look at how adorable these things are! They look like tiny white kisses. And a burst of yellow is just what this cool, grey day needs.
I can’t believe I’m not turning these into cupcakes, but today is a special post for a special person. My step-dads birthday is today and this is one of his favourites! I wanted to make something just for him because he’s really a super nice guy. And here’s the best part…..I cheated on the pastry and the lemon curd so assembly was super quick and easy. Not that he doesn’t deserve tarts made from scratch, but I only had an hour after work and this was so simple and tasty.
He has a nickname for literally everyone I know (even my friends 25 years later…) and he’s moved me countless times (that was the last time I promise…). He has quirky, weird sayings for everything (I can’t tell you how many times I heard “your mama was a snowblower” growing up!) and the grandkids all think he’s a hoot. He has a big heart and he’s good to his family.
Thanks for helping me out so many times. And for being the guy that I call when I’m lost. Hope you have a great birthday today!
Mini Meringue Lemon Pies
1. First, use your best recipe for pie pastry, double crust. Store bought pastry works just as well! Roll out pastry and cut circles out with a 2″ biscuit cutter. Press pastry into a mini muffin pan and generously prick each mini pie with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes or until golden. Remove pies from the oven and allow to cool for approximately 10 minutes.
2. Fill each mini pie with lemon curd. Lemon pie filling works just as well too.
3. In your stand mixer, whip 3 egg whites, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp of sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form. Pipe onto lemon filling. Broil for a few minutes until meringue is golden. Serve immediately.