I wanted something light, summery and pretty generic so that most people would enjoy it (and not so fancy that it would take away from the AWESOME cake that a bridal party member brought). My husband was insisting on key lime pie (one of his favourites), but a pie doesn't really feed 20 people...so then came the idea of doing mini pies! And since I REALLY didn't feel like juicing a million teeny tiny key limes, I made Lemon Meringue instead. Complete success and super easy to make too!!
Mini Lemon Meringue Pies
For the Lemon Curd Filling you will need:
1/2 Cup butter, cubed
2/3 Cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest 7 large egg yolks (reserve 2 of the egg whites..you can freeze the rest)
Also have ready a large bowl with ice and water. I like to have all the ingredients ready and measured out before I start as this recipe comes together very quickly.
In a saucepan melt half of the butter with half of the sugar, the lemon juice and the zest. Bring to a boil over medium heat, gently stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Once it starts to thicken add the remaining butter and whisk into the mixture.Pour the lemon curd into a shallow bowl and place over the prepared ice bath. stir the curd constantly until it comes down to room temperature.
Using a hand held torch, lightly brown the tops of the meringue, or place under the broiler for a couple of minutes. These were fantastic. I ate about 6 that evening...no joke.
Happy long weekend!!!