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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe

Classic lemon meringue pie inspired these gorgeous little cupcakes. The tangy treats hide a surprise lemon pie filling and are topped with fluffy toasted meringue. Make them for your next special gathering. —Andrea Quiroz, Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup lemon creme pie filling
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and lemon peel; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 3. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a very small tip. Fill with pie filling. Push the tip into the top of each cupcake to fill.
  • 4. In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Pipe over tops of cupcakes.
  • 5. Bake at 400° for 5-8 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 153 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.