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Lemon Meringue Flowers


These floral meringues are perfect for spring. With bursts of lemon, they taste as sunny as they look. Don't worry if the petals look messy -- the candied peel at the center of each flower covers flaws.

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  • Yield: Makes 40

Photography: andrew parcell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2011


  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, plus 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 40 squares (1/2 inch each) candied lemon peel (1/2 ounce)


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Whisk egg whites, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt until foamy. Slowly whisk in sugar. Whisk until stiff peaks just begin to form. Fold in lemon zest.

  2. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip. Pipe forty 5-petaled 1 1/2-inch flowers onto parchment-lined baking sheets. (For each petal, pipe a small mound of meringue, and drag it into center to form a teardrop shape. Repeat 4 times, working in a circle.) Place a candied lemon square in center of each flower.

  3. Bake until meringues are crisp and lift off parchment easily, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Let cool.

Reviews Add a comment

  • gohr
    10 MAR, 2017
    Would a cookie press work with the meringue?
  • mkoaddy
    29 APR, 2014
    Hi, I still don't see where to get the grass design. There is no 'expand' button as far as I can see.
  • hicksojs
    1 JUL, 2012
    I made these and some turned out better than others because of cooking time. You didn't list a cooking time, only that they should be crisp. I made them yesterday for a 4th of July party and used mini M&M's (red, white and blue) for the center instead of candied lemon. One comment...if it's hot outside, they must be covered or they will get sticky right away.
  • balluisi
    25 MAY, 2012
    Could you please tell me the calories per cookie?
  • mimisboys
    23 APR, 2011
    Click on "expand" at the beginning of the post and you'll see where to click for the grass
  • maryleegrady
    7 APR, 2011
    Precious package..... everyone loves dasies.... where is the grass design?