Lemon Meringue Pie is my all-time favorite dessert. I swear I could eat an entire pie if given the chance, and that is why I’ve decided that making a regular size pie isn’t a good idea. To help with portion control I started making these mini lemon meringue pies.
These are the perfect treat to welcome spring!
The best part is there are only 3 ingredients and they are simple to make!
Brand doesn’t really matter here, but keep in mind cheaper pie fillings don’t usually taste as good as the brand names. After some experimenting the Duncan Hines Lemon Creme filling has the best taste (in my opinion). It is also sweet enough to not need added sugar (but if you want you can add a teaspoon or two of powdered sugar).
I used pre-made mini graham cracker pie crusts, but you could definitely make your own. I used these for the sake of keeping it simple and mess free!
These are the things I crave the most in life 🙂
The meringue gave me a little trouble, only because my hand blender decided to go homicidal on me. Well, it was my fault. I pushed the button to eject the beaters before I unplugged it. The button also happened to be the power switch and I guess I pushed it up while I was pushing it in and it turned on. I didn’t have a good grip so it fell and started viciously attacking my leg. Thankfully I was wearing pants so they took the brunt of the attack. The beaters spun wildly, getting tangled in my pants leg and breaking themselves in the process.
No worries though, thankfully I live with a genius! Mike is a whiz when it comes to drills, a fact I only learned once my arm was tired out from whipping the egg whites and sugar. He rigged up a wire whisk to the drill and voila!
These are perfect for last minute guests since after the meringue they take less than 15 minutes to make. Here’s the recipe:
We recently received several additions to our Thirsty Thursday arsenal; among them were the incredibly awesome Piehole Whiskey. Each flavor (Cherry, Apple, and Pecan Pies) is spot on in flavor comparison to its pie counterpart. I have never tasted anything like them and would be lying if I said I wasn’t blown away. We did a taste testing of each flavor and the opinion was unanimous – WINNER!
Inspired by Grandma’s favorite pie recipes, this new-to-world product line features pie liqueur flavored whiskeys aged between four to eight years and bottled in Canada.
The bottles are insanely cute with antiquified pin-up girls donning the labels. Each pie flavored whiskey has its own pin-up girl. Is it bad that I’m just as excited about the bottles as what’s inside?
This week for Thirsty Thursday I wanted to keep it simple. A two ingredient drink that is scary good. We simply mixed cola with the Cherry Pie Piehole Whiskey. It tastes like Cherry Soda but better. The cherry flavor definitely shines through without the overwhelming alcohol taste that is present with many whiskeys. That can make this a very dangerous combination so be sure to drink responsibly!
So, creating this drink is super simple. First fill a glass with ice (you want the ice to prevent the drink from being overly sweet.) Fill 2/3 full with your preferred cola and mix in 1 shot of Cherry Pie Piehole Whiskey. I just use a spoon to stir it up well and serve. You can garnish with a cherry or just drink it plain – the point is the drink is delicious and despite the lack of alcohol flavor, pretty potent. Piehole Whiskey is 70 proof/35% Alcohol by Volume!
Be sure to join us for next weeks Thirsty Thursday when we’ll be taking on the Pecan Pie Piehole Whiskey to see what we can come up with to wow the tastebuds. Happy drinking!
These pie squares are so easy to make and even though they are dairy free they are full of flavor!
What you’ll need:
1 roll pizza dough (I use Pillsbury classic pizza crust)
1 can blueberry pie filling
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons coconut oil
5 teaspoons soy milk
1 cup powdered sugar
cinnamon to taste
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons honey
First Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Then spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Roll out pizza dough onto baking sheet, covering it completely.
Pour the pie filling on top and spread it to the sides.
Now it’s time to make the crumble to sprinkle on top before baking.
In a large bowl mix 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 4 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 teaspoon soy milk, 5 good shakes of cinnamon or to what suits your taste. Combine in bowl and sprinkle over pie filling.
Bake for 10-15 minutes
Meanwhile, mix in a medium bowl, 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons honey, 3 teaspoons soy milk, add cinnamon to taste, mix together. When pie is done drizzle over top. Let cool. Serve. Enjoy!
If you like you can try this same recipe but try with apple, cherry, peach, lemon, or any other flavor, the possibilities are endless!