Lemon Lovers and Mini Lemon Meringue Bites

This Mini Lemon Meringue Bites recipe makes plenty of delicious bites of mini meringue pies, with tasty lemon curd!

I love all things lemon. The freshness of the scent, the beautiful bright color, the resemblance to the warmth of the sun, and for the palate: lemon-flavored desserts!

I really love lemon meringue pie – that tart/sweet filling, the perfect complement of lightly sweet meringue – yet I seldom make it.

So I was thrilled to make these little lemon tasty treats, and I thought they’d be perfect for Game Day coming up this Sunday (otherwise known as Super Bowl Sunday).

There are only a few ingredients, very easy to make, and a great way to get your kids in the kitchen.

Give them the task of pressing the cookie dough into the mini muffin pans and then scooping the meringue on top!

My favorite lemon curd is from Trader Joe’s, but did you know it’s actually very easy to make?

With this recipe today you’ll notice that each creamy bite is packed with serious lemon flavor.

Oh, and don’t forget to broil on “LOW.” I actually broiled my first batch on “HI” and they got a little toasty!


What sweet treats will you be making for Super Bowl Sunday?

Mini Lemon Meringue Bites Recipe

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

This Mini Lemon Meringue Bites are mini meringue pies served with lemon curd!


  • 12 oz. refrigerated sugar-cookie dough, chilled
  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tarter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd (or pudding), chilled


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place 2 tsp. of chilled cookie dough in each cup, and either press the sides up or use a mini tart tool, forming a cup.
  3. Bake for about 8-10 minutes until the edges are golden. Allow to cool; do not remove from the muffin tins.
  4. To make the meringue, beat the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until frothy, and then add the cream of tarter and salt. Beat on high, gradually adding the sugar. Beat until glossy about 4 minutes.
  5. Fill each cooled cup with 1-2 tsp. lemon curd (or pudding). Using a small scooper, add a scoop of meringue to each filled lemon cup.
  6. Broil on LOW for about 1 minute.
  7. Remove from the broiler and let rest for 10 minutes. Gently loosen the edges and transfer to a serving platter.

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  1. This sounds fantastic!!

  2. Sounds super yummy! Lemon scents and flavors are bound to put a smile on your face!!

  3. Is it just me or did anyone else’s mouth water when they read the word lemon? LOL! Those look delish my friend.

  4. I too love anything lemon and we have a Meyer lemon tree so I always have them on hand. I’ll have to give this recipe a try.


  5. Sandy, these look amazing and I seriously cannot wait to try them. Lemon Meringue pie has been a favorite of mine since childhood. And I LOVE making citrus recipes in the winter… brings sunshine to cold winter days. Just pinned this to Pinterest and shared on Twitter… this recipe will be a keeper for sure! Thanks for sharing. Have a super start to your week…

  6. These look good and quite easy too. We love lemony stuff at our house

  7. In the vault! YUMMM!

  8. My tweens still love having tea parties with me. My 11 year old loves to make scones served with lemon curd. Allrecipes.com has a great easy microwave lemon curd recipe that you might like (way cheaper than the jarred curd). She would love this recipe! Thanks, Sandy!

  9. How fun! Like mini little lemon meringue pies without all the fuss! What a fun bite-size dessert. Thanks for the great idea!!

  10. Oh how I love all things Lemon. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. What a fabulous treat to serve up at a party without all the time and effort. I’ll be sharing this on my facebook page. ConfettiStyle-Interiors.

  11. I also love all things lemon…..what a fantastic idea. I love these.

  12. Oh my! Sandy, you are a woman after my own heart…or should I say stomach!!! LOL!!! I love anything with lemon. My son and I often joke that we have a tangy gene because we both love all things citrus – especially lemon.

    I have some homemade shortbread cookie dough in my freezer and am going to give these a try to serve for dessert tonight.

    Thank so much for sharing.


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  15. Oh my gosh, I printed this recipe and Sherrie, my wife made them for a Super Bowl party we went to yesterday. They were a huge hit, she doubled the recipe and made 24 , and yep they were all gone!!! Very tasty! Thanks Sandy!!
    Blessings ~~ Curtis & Sherrie

  16. Those look so delicious Sandy!!

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  18. These look amazing. I don’t have a mini tart tool. Any suggestions what I might use instead?

  19. Hi! I wanted to know how to store these? I want to make for a bridal shower. I was planing to make in the morning (shower at 2pm). Do i put in fridge or leave out a room temp.
    They are cute and look so good

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