Lemon sweethearts

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Serves: 4

By Delikate

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  • 60g caster sugar

  • 60g caster sugar

  • 1 lemon zested and juiced

  • 200ml whipping cream

  • 1 eggs (very large)

  • 1 egg whites (for the meringue)

  • 40g butter


  1. Firstly make the meringues. Whip the egg white until stiff. Add a tablespoon of the sugar and continue whipping until glossy, then add all of the sugar and whip until combined.
  2. Put the mixture into a piping bag and pipe heart shapes onto greaseproof paper on a baking sheet and put into the oven at 120º for 40 minutes. Leave to cool and then peel off the paper.
  3. To make the filling, in a glass bowl mix egg and sugar thoroughly, add lemon juice and zest and then add butter in little cubes.
  4. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir the mixture until it thickens - now you have a bowl of beautiful fresh lemon curd.
  5. In a separate bowl whip the cream until stiff.
  6. Then, assemble the sweethearts. Spread half the hearts with lemon curd and the other half with whipped cream and sandwich the two together.

Handy Hint

Draw heart shapes on the back of the greaseproof paper before piping the meringue mixture.

If offering these as party nibbles either make them bite-size or fill them sparingly so that guests don't find all the filling squeeze out as they bite.

Additional Information

  • Nut Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids party

  • lemon

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  • Delikate 07/03/08 12:30

    Whilst these are heart shapes they can be adapted to any shape and to other fillings which can be fun for themed parties. My children love to dip the hearts in chocolate before filling with just plain cream or on a special occasion ice cream!