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Lemon Peeps Pie

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Here is a cute way to use Peeps to make pies for Easter. I made a standard lemon pie, but instead of topping it off with meringue I used a marshmallow Peep!

Lemon Peeps Pie #peeps #easterI used individual tart pans, which are the perfect size for a Peep.  After pre-baking the pie shells I made a simple lemon filling.

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Of course you could also just use lemon pudding if you are in a hurry, but I think homemade is tastier!  The recipe makes enough for 4 small pies.

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Before I served the pies I broiled them for about 2 minutes to make the marshmallow start to melt.  You have to be sure you don’t burn the Peeps, but 2 minutes seemed about right for making the Peeps a little brown, but still recognizable.  The combination of lemon and marshmallow was delicious!

Yield: 4

Lemon Peeps Pie

Lemon Peeps Pie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Peeps

Instructions

  1. Roll out the pie crust and cut into circles to fit in small tart pans.
  2. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes and let cool.
  3. Combine the sugar, cornstarch and flour in a saucepan. Stir in the water.
  4. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mix thickens and boils. Then reduce the heat and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Mix the egg yolks with a fork. Add in 1 c. of the hot mixture and stir to mix. Then stir it back into the saucepan. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes.
  6. Take the saucepan off the burner and add the butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir until the butter is melted.
  7. Pour into the baked pastry shell, top with a Peep and chill.
  8. Just before serving but the pie under the broiler for 2 minutes to make the Peep melty and browned.

Notes

Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 86gSugar: 75gProtein: 2g

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By on April 2nd, 2015

19 thoughts on “Lemon Peeps Pie”

  1. Those are so simple, but cute! Perfect for Easter dinner dessert. I have a couple of packages of Peeps we haven’t opened yet, I may just try this.

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  2. I love your Lemon Peeps Pie, what a great idea and a wonderful pie! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday today, it is great to have you at the party. Hope you have a very special week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. How clever to use peeps in place of meringue! And fun. My son loves peeps. He’s 12 and would not admit it, but he does.
    Thank you for sharing at See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

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  4. This is such a cute idea. I need to try to make these this evening so that they are a nice surprise tomorrow morning for Easter!

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