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Lemon Meringue Pie Jello Shots

Lemon Meringue Pie Jello Shots are the perfect party shot for your next celebration. They’re fun and easy to make with layers of graham cracker crust, lemon pie filling, and meringue topping.

Lemon Meringue Pie Jello Shots

Summer is here and that means it’s time for backyard BBQs, pool parties, and of course, jello shots! These Lemon Meringue Pie Jello Shots are a fun way to take a shot. They taste just like a lemon meringue pie recipe – perfect for the summertime!

If you love these Jello Shots, try my Starburst Jello Shots or Beach Party Jello Shots!

lemon flavored shots

What are Lemon Meringue Pie Jello Shots?

Lemon Meringue Pie Jello Shots are a fun and delicious way to enjoy a classic dessert in a new and innovative way. Simply layer Lemon Meringue Pie Jello shots in a shot glass, and enjoy the refreshing and lemony taste of this classic dessert.

ingredients for lemon meringue pie jello shots

What You’ll Need to Make These Jello Shots

Crust Ingredients

  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Sugar
  • Butter – melted.

Lemon Filling Ingredients

  • Unflavored gelatin
  • Boiling water
  • Condensed milk
  • Lemon pie filling
  • Lemon vodka – I used Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka.

Meringue Topping Ingredients

  • Egg whites – at room temperature.
  • Cream of tartar
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
shots with toasted meringue

Recipe Variations

  • For this recipe I used lemon vodka but could use a whipped cream vodka instead.
  • For the filling I used lemon pie filling and unflavored gelatin. You could swap those and just use a lemon flavored jello.
  • Toasting the meringue is optional but adds a nice presentation.

Kitchen Tools You Might Find Helpful:

  • Measuring Cup – to measure ingredients.
  • Measuring Spoons – to measure out ingredients.
  • Whisk – for easy mixing and dissolving jello.
  • Stand Mixer – to mix the meringue topping.
  • Piping Bag – to pipe the meringue topping.
  • Medium Bowl – the ones with a spout makes it easier to pour into the shot cups.
  • Kitchen Torch – to toast the meringue topping.
  • Large Spoons – for mixing and scooping.
  • Kettle or Pot – for boiling the water.
  • Large Baking Sheet- optional but easy to transport jello shots on.
  • Syringe– if not using a bowl with a spout these are great to use to to add jello mixture to shot cups.
  • 16 (2 ounce) Jello Shot Cups with Lids – to put the jello shots in.
how to make lemon meringue pie jello shots

How to make Lemon Meringue Pie Jello Shots

Making Lemon Meringue Pie Jello Shots couldn’t be easier! Just follow these simple steps and you’ll have your very own batch of delicious pie shots in no time at all.

Crust Layer

In a medium bowl add ingredients for the crust and mix until combined. Use a tablespoon and scoop the crust and place into the bottom of each cup. Press the crust down into the cups to create a firm even layer.

Lemon Pie layer

In a medium bowl add boiling water and unflavored gelatin. Stir till fully dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the gelatin and stir to combine. Pour the lemon mixture on top of the crust filled cups to the top. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until set.

Meringue Layer

In a bowl of a stand mixer add the egg whites. Beat the egg whites at high speed until egg whites are foamy. Continue beating, add the cream of tartar, then gradually add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form. Beat in the vanilla.

Using a piping bag or small scoop, place a dollop of meringue on top of the jello shots. Garnish with a lemon slice and use a kitchen torch to toast the meringue on top. Enjoy!

Lemon Pie Jello Shots

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure your gelatin is completely dissolved and stirred to prevent clumps from forming.
  • Make sure your jello is completely set up in fridge before adding topping and serving.
  • Choose your shooter glasses carefully. They need to be tall and slender enough to hold the lemon meringue mixture without spilling, but also wide enough so that the jello doesn’t stick to the sides.
  • Serve immediately after making the shots, since they will start to melt quickly if left in hot weather.
  • Store remaining leftovers in the fridge with lids on top for up to 3 days.
Lemon Meringue Jello Shots

Lemon Meringue Jello Shots

Yield: 16 (2 ounce) Jello Shots
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Lemon Meringue Pie Jello Shots are the perfect party shot for your next celebration. They're fun and easy to make with layers of graham cracker crust, lemon pie filling, and meringue topping.

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients

  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Lemon Filling Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup condensed milk
  • ⅔ cup Lemon pie filling
  • 1 cup lemon vodka

Meringue Topping Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    Crust Layer

In a medium bowl add ingredients for the crust and mix until combined. Use a tablespoon and scoop the crust and place into the bottom of each cup. Press the crust down into the cups to create a firm even layer.

Lemon Pie layer

In a medium bowl add boiling water and unflavored gelatin. Stir till fully dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the gelatin and stir to combine. Pour the lemon mixture on top of the crust filled cups to the top. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until set.

Meringue Layer

In a bowl of a stand mixer add the egg whites. Beat the egg whites at high speed until egg whites are foamy. Continue beating, add the cream of tartar, then gradually add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form. Beat in the vanilla.

Using a piping bag or small scoop, place a dollop of meringue on top of the jello shots. Garnish with a lemon slice and use a kitchen torch to toast the meringue on top. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure your gelatin is completely dissolved and stirred to prevent clumps from forming.
  • Make sure your jello is completely set up in fridge before adding topping and serving.
  • Choose your shooter glasses carefully. They need to be tall and slender enough to hold the lemon meringue mixture without spilling, but also wide enough so that the jello doesn't stick to the sides.
  • Serve immediately after making the shots, since they will start to melt quickly if left in hot weather.
  • Store remaining leftovers in the fridge with lids on top for up to 3 days.

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