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Eggs, Sunny Side Up!

The kids are going to love these dessert "eggs" for April Fools Day or any other day.

Dessert “Eggs”

Well, I’ve decided that I post way too many desserts on this blog. I decided to try a few healthy recipes here. I can’t be all about Sweets, Candy, and Sugary Goodness all the time, can I?
So, I’ve decided to start of with a good breakfast staple. Eggs, Sunny Side Up!

Eggs are full of good protein for you. Just ask any health nut and they’ll tell ya how good eggs are. We eat eggs almost everyday – sometimes for breakfast and sometimes for lunch and sometimes for dinner. We are equal opportunity egg connoisseurs here.

The kids are going to love these "Fried Eggs". Sweet meringue and lemon curd are the perfect way to start or end your day.

Lemon Curd Eggs
Author: Karyn Granrud
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • For the Lemon Curd
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 6 Tbls Sugar
  • 1 tsp Grated Lemon Zest
  • 6 Tbls strained fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Tbls Unsalted Butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • For the Meringue
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
Instructions
For the Lemon Curd
  1. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a glass bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine eggs, sugar and lemon zest; whisk until smooth. Add lemon juice and butter and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture has thickened, 7 to 9 minutes. Watch carefully after foam on top dissipates. Do not allow mixture to boil. When mixture is thick, immediately pour through strainer into bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap, pressing directly onto surface of curd, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 3 days.
  3. [url href=”undefined”][img src=”https://pintsizedbaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Lemon-Curd-Eggs-collage-600×246.jpg” width=”600″ height=”246″ class=”aligncenter size-large” title=”Lemon Curd Eggs collage” alt=”Making homemade lemon curd is easy.”][/url]
For the Meringue
  1. Preheat oven to 250 deg F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a silicon mat. Combine egg whites and vanilla in a clean, dry mixing bowl. Beat with a clean, dry whisk attachment on medium speed until foamy, about 30 seconds. Increase mixer speed to medium-high and whip until mixture is white and has increased in volume, about 1 minute. With mixer running, add 1 cup sugar one tablespoon at a time and cream of tarter. Continue to whip until whites are shiny and form stiff peaks, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Mixture should be thick, stiff and glossy.
  2. Scoop meringue mixture into 6 mounds (about 3/4 cup each), spaced several inches apart. Use the back of a spoon to gently spread meringue into 4-inch rounds or egg shapes and to create an indentation in center of each. Bake meringues until firm and dry but not brown, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Do not open oven door while baking. Turn off oven, open oven door slightly, and let meringues sit in cooling oven until completely dry, about 2 hours.
  3. Divide lemon curd among meringues (creating “yolks” in centers) and serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy for an April Fools Breakfast Treat.

These "eggs" are going to be a hit for your dessert!

Okay, okay… I can’t keep all this up!
These aren’t real eggs! April Fools!
Did I have you going for a little while?? Maybe for a millisecond? Come on – I’m the Pint Sized Baker! All I know is sugary sweet stuff! I made some yummy homemade Lemon Curd and used it as the yolk while making a crisp meringue base for the egg whites.

Smooth and Creamy Lemon Curd is perfect on so many different desserts and treats!

Technically, it is all egg! The meringue is made from egg whites and the lemon curd is made from egg yolks. So you can totally justify this as “healthy” and full of protein! Well, maybe you don’t want to feed these lemon curd eggs to the kids for breakfast, but they sure will enjoy it as a snack!

Crispy Meringue shell is the egg whites with a lemon curd yolk. The kids love it!

 

For more sweet lemon treats, check out these

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Traditional Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Curd Monkey Bread

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Sweet and tart, this traditional lemon cheesecake is a great dessert for any occasion.
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