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Sunshiny lemon meringue pie-inspired treats that scream summer

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

It's tart, it's sweet, it's luscious lemon meringue. And you'll want all the desserts.

Classic lemon meringue pie gets reinvented in so many delicious ways.

Enjoy the final days of summer with these tart treats and a tall glass of iced tea. Or save these recipes to help brighten the grayest of winter days.

Lemon meringue cookie recipe

Lemon meringue cookie recipe

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Cut out the crust, and get to the heart of lemon meringue with these sweet, tart cookies. Cutting the carbs means they're good for you, right?

Isabella's lemon meringue cupcake recipe

Isabella's lemon meringue cupcake recipe

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The cake vs. pie war is clearly at an end. Just look at how harmoniously lemon meringue pie and cupcakes work together here. Your diet will be the only thing surrendering around these sunshiny snacks.

Lemon meringue ice cream recipe

Lemon meringue ice cream recipe

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Cold, creamy ice cream is the perfect foil for the tartness of lemons. This luscious summer treat will leave you screaming for more.

Lemon meringue pie-stuffed waffles recipe

Lemon meringue pie-stuffed waffles recipe

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If you like your eggs sunny-side up, then you'll love these cheery waffles, oozing with fluffy meringue and bright yellow lemon curd. They look so good it makes me wish Taste-o-vision was a real thing (I licked my monitor, and trust me, it's not).

Lemon meringue s'mores recipe

Lemon meringue s'mores recipe

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After a day of barbecuing, chocolate can seem a little heavy. Switch to lighter, brighter lemon meringue s'more filling, and wow your guests. Or make a batch just for yourself, and let the teeth-aching goodness commence.

Mason jar lemon meringue pie recipe

Mason jar lemon meringue pie recipe

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For all those times you find yourself rushing out the door, thinking, "I sure wish I had some pie to bring with me," (so like, every day), I present the Mason jar lemon meringue pie.

Lemon meringue pie bars recipe

Lemon meringue pie bars recipe

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These bars are easier to eat than a traditional pie, but with the same lemony goodness. I won't turn up my nose at anything that makes scarfing down sweets easier.

Lemon meringue cookie cups recipe

Lemon meringue cookie cups recipe

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There's something kind of classy about these lemon meringue cookie cups. With their being filled with a dollop of lemon curd and a cloud of meringue, I have a feeling that just because these little treats look dainty doesn't mean I won't end up eating them like the Cookie Monster.

Lemon meringue pie fudge recipe

Lemon meringue pie fudge recipe

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This fudge takes all the big flavor of lemon meringue pie and channels it into compact wedges of candy. Proof that good things come in small packages.

Lemon mini-meringues recipe

Lemon mini-meringues recipe

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If you want to be constantly stuffing your face with lemony, meringue-y goodness, then these are the treats for you. They pack all the flavor of the original pie in a simple, no-mess format, so you can munch on 'em wherever you go.

Lemon meringue white chocolate truffles recipe

Lemon meringue white chocolate truffles recipe

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These decadent truffles are like tiny bundles of lemony joy. Make something sweet and tart for your sweetheart, or give them away as party favors. I guarantee people will come back for more.

Lemon meringue pie dip recipe

Lemon meringue pie dip recipe

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Sometimes the easiest way to shovel the good stuff into your mouth is via dip. When it's lemon meringue dip and pie crust chips? Game. Over.

Lemon meringue martini recipe

Lemon meringue martini recipe

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If all that baking made you tired, never fear. The lemon meringue martini is here to cap off your day of feasting and help you relax. Cheers!

More lemony treats

Fresh Meyer lemonade cake
Strawberry lemonade scones
Vegan lemon curd

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