Lemon Butter Meringue Dessert Recipe

Lemon Butter Meringue Desserts

A lemon butter sauce and vanilla ice cream on a meringue shell gives this dessert a new twist on an old favorite.

20 min. prep time
8 servings
000 Ratings


Pan Preparation

Parchment paper

Meringue Shell

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons sugar

Lemon Butter Sauce

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

Ice Cream

1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
Lemon slices, if desired


Heat oven to 300°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in bowl at high speed until foamy. Continue beating, gradually adding sugar, 2-4 minutes or until glossy and stiff peaks form.

Spoon 8 (3-inch) meringue circles onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Build up sides to make a bowl shape on each circle. Bake 20-25 minutes or until meringues are golden. Turn oven off. Leave meringues in oven 1 hour. Remove from oven. Cool completely.

Combine 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, butter and egg yolks in 2-quart saucepan with whisk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 8-10 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Stir in lemon zest. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Spoon ice cream and sauce into each meringue shell. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tip

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 310

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 115mg

Sodium: 50mg

Carbohydrates: 43g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #12387C©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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