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These lemon meringue cookies are a fun, bite-sized version of lemon meringue pie! These easy lemon meringue pie tarts are the perfect dessert to serve at parties!

Easy Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 15 cookies
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Lemon Meringue Cookies have all the flavor of a lemon meringue pie without the hassle of making an entire pie. These bite-sized cookies are the perfect finger food dessert to serve at parties, or any time you're craving lemon meringue. Just make fresh meringue and assemble the mini lemon meringue pie tarts to create a tasty little dessert!
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For the Meringue

  • ¾ cup caster sugar 150 grams (SEE NOTE)
  • ¼ cup water 57 grams
  • 2 egg whites 70 grams

For Assembly

  • 15 shortbread triangles 150 grams, Walker's recommended (1 package)
  • 1 cup lemon curd 340 grams, store-bought or homemade


For the Meringue

  • Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from the heat.
    ¾ cup caster sugar, ¼ cup water
  • Using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, and add the sugar water in a thin stream. Continue beating the meringue until the peaks are firm but still glossy.
    2 egg whites


  • Place the cookies on a serving platter and spoon a dollop of lemon curd on top of each one. Pipe or spoon the desired amount of meringue on top of the curd. Use a small kitchen blowtorch to slightly brown the meringue, if desired.
    15 shortbread triangles, 1 cup lemon curd
  • Garnish each cookie with a mint leaf, if desired.


  • NOTE: If you can't find caster sugar, process granulated sugar in a food processor until fine (be careful not to make powdered sugar!)
Storage: Store easy lemon meringue pie cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg