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Tiny Lemon Meringue Pie

Use life's little lemons to make an adorable pie.

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shortbread cookie, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 of a quail egg yolk
  • Meringue:
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Steps

  1. Melt butter in pan and mix with crushed cookie; press into pie plate. In a sauce pan, stir together sugar, corn starch, zest, lemon juice and water. Cook until thickened. Add a little of the hot mixture to the yolk to temper. Add back into pan and cook 1 more minute. Pour mixture into the pie crust and chill. Meanwhile, whip the egg white and sugar to stiff peaks. Top pie with meringue and torch.