Lemon Meringue Cups


Prepared lemon curd and mini marshmallows are the filling for puff pastry cups that are broiled until lightly toasted. Garnished with fresh mint leaves and lemon zest,  these elegant pastry cups will dress up any dessert table. You may want to make extra because they'll be gobbled up in a flash!

  • Prep: 35 minutes
  • Cool: 15 minutes
  • Broil: 2 minutes
  • Serves: 24
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  • 1/2 cup lemon curd

  • 1 pkg. (9.5 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Cups, prepared according to package directions

  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows (about 72 mini marshmallows)

  • 24 fresh mint leaves (optional)

  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest (optional)


  1. Heat the broiler. Spoon 1 teaspoon lemon curd into each pastry cup. Top each with 3 marshmallows. Place the filled pastry cups onto a baking sheet.

  2. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 2 minutes or until the marshmallows are lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.  Top with the mint and lemon zest, if desired.

  3. Easy Substitution Tip: Use 12 large marshmallows, cut in half crosswise, instead of the miniature marshmallows. Use 1 marshmallow half for each pastry cup.

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Puff Pastry fillings should be at room temperature. If they’re hot, they can begin to melt the pastry layers, which will affect the pastry’s ability to rise and puff.

How to tell if Puff Pastry is done baking? Take a sharp knife and nick off a teensy piece to test for crispness and flakiness.

Use a long, heavy rolling pin to roll out your Puff Pastry dough: it helps create a pastry that’s even all over and you won’t have to press down too hard to roll it out.

You can bake Puff Pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. For a more even rise, place a sheet of parchment paper on top of your pastry as well.


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  • Fresh mint leaves add color and fresh flavor to any dish.

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