Lemon Meringue Muffins Recipe
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Lemon Meringue Muffins Recipe

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These muffins taste like a favorite pie of mine. The meringue adds a unique flavor.—Nancy Kearney, Massillon, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large egg whites

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin: 188 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and 2/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt, lemon juice, peel and extract.
  2. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture; stir just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 17-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Increase oven setting to 400°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form.
  4. Spread or pipe meringue onto muffins. Bake 6-8 minutes longer or until meringue is golden brown.
  5. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Meringue Muffins in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p176

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suefalk User ID: 6736080 261586
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"YUM! I think most people consider lemon a springtime flavor. But, what a way to brighten mid-winter blues! I cored my cupcakes and filled them with homemade lemon curd. Sooo good!!"

Docsbob User ID: 7105238 227668
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"We enjoyed these and I didn't even make the meringue. A light dessert. Plenty of flavor,"

ancila63 User ID: 8266030 222207
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"This is the first muffin recipe I have tried and I'm very satisfied. I used orange instead of lemon. Texture is smooth and taste is delicous. At last I've found a simple and flavorful recipe."

inkwell35 User ID: 5583177 91274
Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"These would be good of you hollowed out a small portion and filled with lemon curd before the meringue. The lemon curd would be that tartness the cupcakes don't have."

EjCoz User ID: 7472199 91247
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"These muffins are so good. The meringue was easy too. I put the meringue in a plastic bag and cut a small hole at bottom corner. easy breezy. My granddaughter said the only thing that would make these better was if there was a filling. I'm working on that.. I also brought them to a dinner with friends. They look beautiful."

JCV4 User ID: 628113 94833
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"Loved the flavor of these muffins! Making the meringue was so easy and adds a nice touch. Thanks!"

sapphirelee User ID: 2909392 177067
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"very tasty and far easier to make than I was anticipating."

pastiepie User ID: 1062574 106228
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"I made these tonight and the lemon flavor was not very strong. I followed the recipe exactly. I will try again and add more extract."

jlw21_1783 User ID: 4740800 158720
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"Loved them. The batter was amazing and I had to force myself to actually bake them. Not to heavy or to sweet either."

kristyskreations User ID: 2826772 161069
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"This was a great recipe. My husband loves lemon meringue pie and he thought these were a close second. The meringue did not weep, although I just made them a few hours ago. The only change I would make next time is to maybe fill the inside with some lemon curd."

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