Summer Dessert Week Begins! - Mini Lemon Meringue Pies #SummerDessertWeek

Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and some great giveaways from our generous sponsors! We can't wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with y'all and celebrate summertime sweets all week long!

Whenever I am tasked with figuring out a new recipe, I always think: "what could make an awesome thing even better?" And what I usually decide, is that making it smaller is the best way to do that.

Think about it--no utensils or even plates are required for these tiny little pies! Three bites and you're done and ready for another. With a homemade vodka crust, it's just the cherry (or lemon?) on top for an awesome recipe.

But before we get to that--check out the prizes!!

There are 23 wonderful bloggers participating in this year’s event! With over 60 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week too! Scroll down to take a look!


Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!


Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away - One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Stong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract


Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away a gift pack including an Insulated Tote Bag, Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Yeast, Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Oven Mit and Dish Towel


Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (like the Mermaid glasses you'll see in some of our recipes this week!)


Prize #5 — Lodge Cast Iron is giving away one (1) 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet.

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:
  Pies of Summer:
  Sweet Summertime Cakes:
  No-Bake Treats:
  Baked Desserts:
  Sweet Sips:

Mini Lemon Meringues

for the crust

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 3 tbsp vodka
  • 1 cup ice

for the filling

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 egg yolks

for the meringue

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
  • 6 tbsp white sugar

Prep: Grease 12 muffin tins with butter. Silicone muffin cups work well for this, too.

Crust: Pour vodka and water over the cup of ice. In a food processor, pulse together butter, flour, sugar, and salt until coarse crumbs form. Slowly drizzle in the water/vodka (don't let the ice cubs fall in!) until a thick dough forms. Note: you may not use all the liquid. Remove from food processor and form into a thick disk. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.
After fully chilled, roll out on a floured surface until 1/4" thick. Use a glass that is slightly larger than your muffin tin wells in diameter to cut out circles. Press into greased muffin tins, making sure to release any air bubbles underneath. Prick with a fork and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool to room temp.

Filling: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly whisk in in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until boiling. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and temper in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into sugar mixture. Bring to a boil again, stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Pour into each prepared pie crust, filling as much as you can.

Meringue: Whip egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form, then gradually add the sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form and then top each mini pie with the misture.

Bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes, until the peaks of the meringue are just beginning to brown. Chill until ready to serve.

Now, for the Contest!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners.

  Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Red Star Yeast, Susquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.


  1. Love me a mini dessert! What fun.

  2. How cute are these little guys? I would easily eat 3 or more.

  3. Mini desserts are always so charming! These look great!

  4. I love minis! These little lemon meringue pies are adorable, and delicious looking!

  5. These mini lemon meringues are so cute! I love the idea of the pastry in the crust too!

  6. Give me allllll the lemon! Loving that filling AND that topping!

  7. Wow, who could resist these Mini Lemon Meringues? They are gorgeous!

  8. How adorable are these?! They are the perfect size for a delicious bite!


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