Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

By Danielle Wolter – Went Here 8 This

When I was young, my mom used to make us lemon meringue pie on a regular basis, and my sister and I just loved it! My favorite part was sneaking fingers of uncooked meringue out of the mixing bowl. It was so good (still is). My mom and I have always been huge fans of citrus desserts and have had many tastes of lemon curd, lime, curd and other sweet citrus recipes. We don’t live close anymore, so don’t see her for Mother’s Day, but these mini Lemon Meringue Tarts are an homage to those days in the kitchen. 

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 2 Egg whites (room temperature)
  cup Granulated sugar
 ¼ tsp Cream of tartar
  cup Lemon curd
 15 Mini phyllo pastry shells

1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the tart shells in the oven for 3-5 minutes to crisp up the
edges.

2

Add the egg whites to a glass bowl and use a mixer to beat until frothy.

3

Add the cream of tartar. Add the sugar a little at a time while constantly beating the egg whites. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form, about 7-10 minutes.

4

Fill the pastry shells to the top edge with the lemon curd.

5

Use a piping bag to top the pastry shells with the meringue.

6

Use a kitchen torch to toast the outside of the meringue. Don't get the kitchen torch too close or the meringue will burn.

Notes:
7

If you don't have a kitchen torch, you can toast the meringue under the broiler, just be sure to watch it closely so it doesn't burn.

8

The recipe can be easily adjusted to make as many tarts as you need.

9

You can substitute brown sugar for the granulated sugar.

10

You can substitute white vinegar or lemon juice for the cream of tartar to help stabilize the egg whites.

Tips for Making Meringue
11

Make sure there are no pieces of shell or yolk in your egg whites - this can cause the meringue to not whip up properly.

12

Separate the whites from the yolks when the eggs are still cold - it is easier this way and they separate cleaner

13

Let them whites come to room temperature

14

Use cream of tartar

15

A clean, dry glass or ceramic bowl will work the best.

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Ingredients

 2 Egg whites (room temperature)
  cup Granulated sugar
 ¼ tsp Cream of tartar
  cup Lemon curd
 15 Mini phyllo pastry shells

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the tart shells in the oven for 3-5 minutes to crisp up the
edges.

2

Add the egg whites to a glass bowl and use a mixer to beat until frothy.

3

Add the cream of tartar. Add the sugar a little at a time while constantly beating the egg whites. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form, about 7-10 minutes.

4

Fill the pastry shells to the top edge with the lemon curd.

5

Use a piping bag to top the pastry shells with the meringue.

6

Use a kitchen torch to toast the outside of the meringue. Don't get the kitchen torch too close or the meringue will burn.

Notes:
7

If you don't have a kitchen torch, you can toast the meringue under the broiler, just be sure to watch it closely so it doesn't burn.

8

The recipe can be easily adjusted to make as many tarts as you need.

9

You can substitute brown sugar for the granulated sugar.

10

You can substitute white vinegar or lemon juice for the cream of tartar to help stabilize the egg whites.

Tips for Making Meringue
11

Make sure there are no pieces of shell or yolk in your egg whites - this can cause the meringue to not whip up properly.

12

Separate the whites from the yolks when the eggs are still cold - it is easier this way and they separate cleaner

13

Let them whites come to room temperature

14

Use cream of tartar

15

A clean, dry glass or ceramic bowl will work the best.

Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts
Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts Recipe
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