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Easter Meringue Cups Recipe

Easter Meringue Cups Recipe

These crunchy meringue shells with a lemon curd filling will make guests stop to "ooh" and "ahh" at your dessert table. Topped with fresh fruit, they're especially pretty when served with a spring meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/3 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1/3 cup cubed fresh pineapple


  • 1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Beat the egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form.
  • 2. Drop meringue into eight mounds on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Shape into 3-in. cups with the back of a spoon.
  • 3. Bake at 275° for 45-50 minutes or until set and dry. Turn off oven and do not open door; leave meringues in oven for 1 hour. Spread cups with lemon curd and fill with fruit. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 180 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Easter Meringue Cups

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onefloridaisy User ID: 470469 135568
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Looks beautiful, but was not a whole-family (7 of us) favorite. It needs to be eaten within a couple hours as the fruit juice soaks into the meringue."

maga89 User ID: 1858349 156967
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"I took these to our Fruit and Pastry potluck at Church on Easter Sunday. They were gone so quick, people were looking for more. They were so easy to make and very attractive sitting on a slightly elevated plate."

dankimmet User ID: 1073965 62205
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"We love these! My grandmother always made a full size dessert like this, but these are much easier to serve."

queen90018 User ID: 7206867 156966
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"I made these for Easter dessert, and they were a hit! My first time trying it, and I host Easter dinner every year, and I love trying new recipes."

kristinafoss User ID: 3910501 138084
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"I really enjoyed making these. They looked so fun and springy that I tried them out - everyone loved them! They have a great fresh fruit taste."

jacijaci User ID: 2118584 67127
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2009

"I made thaese for a special occasion and received rave reviews. I also made the meringues and served with gelato. Made a nice presentation.


sunflwr4u User ID: 2721734 70785
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"I used my regular Lemon Meringue pie filling recipe as I doubled the recipe for the cups for a crowd. The meringue cups are really fragile but made a great presentation. I had many compliments on these."

green1939 User ID: 2699543 156931
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2009

"It would be nice if the Nutrition Facts would print when you print the recipe"

aim4shorty User ID: 1612626 160796
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2009

"These were fantastic and easy to prepare. I too used the lemon curd recipe here and found it to be a bit tart - additional sugar was necessary; otherwise it was great!"

JudiR User ID: 3042068 107091
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"this was a wonderful dessert. I made it for Easter since my daughter and I are both watching our weight. We both loved it!!"

4health User ID: 663049 153926
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"It was easy to adjust the size of the meringue cups as we had some small children for Easter dinner. These were light and so attractive. Only one did not eat the meringue, but they did finish off the lemon curd (made with the recipe here) and all of the fruit. Thank You for the recipe."

jkjdk User ID: 2403900 135566
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"Altho meringue cups were very lite, they were too large. I thhink I would make them smaller, and tdhey would look more attractive on a dessert plate. Very good and liked by all."

Sharynu User ID: 1929100 160795
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I've always been afraid to try meringue recipes (except for lemon pie) and now I know how easy it is.I will use this recipe again and again! Everyone loved it and I looked like a gourmet chef!!"

RebeccaACox User ID: 1430427 156929
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"This is a new fav. in our house. Easy to make and lovely treat."

myprobst User ID: 2490492 70784
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I made this for Easter. My meringues were so tough on the bottom that even a sharp knife didn't cut it apart. tasted wonderful and the curd was delicious. What did I do wrong with the meringues. They were beautiful to look at."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2552332 85835
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"This was so easy. I served it at Easter and even the kids came back for seconds. I couldn't find lemon curd so I made my own. I also made a chocolate/cool whip pudding mixture and put some of that in some of meringue cups. I will make this again."

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