Whip it up Weekend Recipe – Mini Lemon Pies

I know I haven’t done a Whip it up recipe in a while, but I made these this morning and had to share! I found the recipe here and after some tweaks, I got it just right.

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Isn’t it so cute!

Here’s what you will need:

1 package of mini graham cracker pie crusts (they come 6 to a pack)

Lemon Curd filling:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup cold water

6 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

Lemon Fluff topping: (this makes enough for 12 pies, so double the curd recipe if you want to make all 12)

1 small box of sugar free instant lemon pudding

1 cup of skim milk

1-8oz tub of lite cool whip

Lemon zest

What you do:

Lemon Curd:

In a saucepan, mix together the sugar, water and cornstarch.  Bring it to a boil on medium heat and stir constantly.  This mixture needs to get fairly thick – almost like a pudding consistency.  When the mixture thickens, reduce your heat to low and stir for another minute.  Remove the mixture from the heat, place in a non-metallic bowl and add lemon juice and zest.  Allow your lemon curd to cool and thicken at room temperature.  At this point mine had not thickened up, so I poured it back into the pot and brought it to a boil again. Perfection! Then, store in your fridge for up to a few days.

Lemon Fluff topping:

Mix together pudding, milk and a little of the lemon zest.  (Save the rest of the lemon zest for garnish.)  Allow the pudding to set for 30 seconds – 1 minute.  Fold in Cool Whip and be careful not to over mix.  Now you can get fancy and pour the mixture in a piping bag fitted with a star tip, but I don’t have any of those. So, I poured mine in a gallon baggie and snipped the corner. Works great!

How to Assemble:

Divide the lemon curd into the pie shells. Then swirl the lemon fluff on top, sprinkle with lemon zest and garnish with a lemon wedge. Oooo! (after thought) A light sprinkle of yellow sugar instead of the zest would be pretty too!

Refrigerate until time to serve!

Super simple and so cute a summer-y! It only took me 30 minutes to prepare these sweet bites.

Enjoy!

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