“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sunshine Lemon Drop Meringue Puffs

These are SO EASY but SO IMPRESSIVE. I use puff pastry shells a lot in the summer. They fit such a variety of recipes and also, let you be a bit creative, too. This recipe is just too easy...you could make these with your eyes closed. Perfect for tea or as a dessert after grilled fish, these are easy enough for the grandkids to help so they can tell mom and dad that they did it all by themselves!

I have substituted chocolate pudding for the lemon and then used little chocolate jimmies to add a special touch to the top, too cute


Ingredients

1 package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells
1 package (3 oz.) lemon pudding and pie filling mix
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar

Directions

Bake pastry shells according to package directions.

Cook pudding mix according to package directions for pie filling. Blend in lemon peel. Let cool to room temperature.

Spoon about 1/3 cup pudding into each pastry shell. Preheat oven to 325°F.

Beat egg whites until frothy using electric mixer at high speed. Add sugar gradually, beating until soft peaks form. Spoon over pudding and spread to edges. Place on baking sheet.

Bake for 12 min. or until lightly browned. Let cool.

For Lemon Cream Tarts: Substitute sweetened whipped cream or thawed frozen non-dairy whipped topping for egg whites and sugar. Top each filled pastry shell with whipped cream. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

7 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Just the name is yummy, the photo is even yummier!! Thanks for the recipe.
♥ Teresa

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Oh yummmm! Another winner! ☺ diane

Elyse said...

mimi: these look dreamy!

xo

Shopgirl said...

I do love lemon. I would love just one, maybe two of those....
Thank you for sharing. I am glad that you are following my new blog, we really need to save memories for our kids and all those Grandkids. Hugs, Mary

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the recipe!! I may use it to "impress the folks"!!
Always,
Marilyn

Florida Sue said...

These seem so easy and delicious but they look as if they are very time consuming to make. I've clipped this recipe. Thanks Mimi!

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Mimi! My first time visiting your blog., and I quickly fell in love with it! Found you on my dear friend Claudie's blog where you'd left her a sweet comment. I'll be back often to visit! Thanks for the great recipe! LOOKS Scrumptious! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"