Mini Lemon Meringue Pies


Simple, fun, mini lemon meringue pie recipe from scratch that tastes fresh and is great when you want to serve several different mini desserts together.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 mini pies


  • 3 eggs, separated

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or to taste

  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 6 prepared mini graham cracker pie crusts

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat the 3 yolks in a bowl until smooth; set aside.

  3. Whisk 3/4 cup of sugar with cornstarch and flour in a saucepan until thoroughly mixed; beat in the water, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to a simmer. Add the egg yolks and butter, and mix with the whisk until the filling is smooth and thickened; remove from heat. Spoon the hot lemon filling into the mini graham cracker crusts.

  4. Beat the egg whites in a metal or glass bowl with 1/4 cup of sugar and the almond extract with an electric mixer until the meringue is fluffy and holds stiff peaks, 1 to 2 minutes. Top each lemon pie with about 1 inch of the meringue and spread into decorative swirls and peaks with a spatula. Cover all the lemon filling with meringue.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until the meringue is lightly golden brown with darker brown peaks and swirls, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
10g Fat
55g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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