This Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge is ridiculously light and creamy and packed with lemon flavour and meringue pieces atop a shortbread base; it’s definitely the most addictive Spring treat you’ll make!
Lemon Meringue Pie fudge, where have you been all my life! I can hardly put into words how delicious this is! And I bet you have all the ingredients ready to make it already!
I made sure to pack plenty of meringue into and on top of the fudge and 2 teaspoons of lemon extract to ensure you don’t miss that lemony goodness! I also added a few drops of yellow food colouring, which is an optional step, but I thought it made the fudge look more akin to an actual lemon meringue pie!
The only way I differed from an actual lemon meringue pie, was to use lemon shortbread cookies for the base rather than pastry. It made this recipe much quicker to make, much easier and also added a bit more lemon flavour to the overall dessert.
It’s lovely and light, not too sweet and the lemon is so fresh and zingy. The fudge itself is also velvety smooth and just melts in your mouth.
I made the fudge with white chocolate and condensed milks as the base, and then added in 1tbsp of butter for some richness and the lemon extract.
Once the mixture had cooled slightly, I folded in crushed up meringue swirls and poured it on top of the shortbread base. Then I waited for it to set before slicing it into small wedges and devouring far too many pieces…!Print