Try this zesty easy microwave lemon meringue fudge recipe.
Many of my favourite desserts are lemon flavoured – cheesecake, lemon drizzle cake, and of course lemon meringue pie. So one of the fudge flavours I wanted to try was lemon as well. I didn’t want it to taste like washing up liquid, so decided to add the meringue for a bit of added sweetness and texture. Plus this lemon fudge looks prettier with, than without, the meringue.
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It turned out really well – not too sweet, but packing a lemon punch. If you don’t like as strong a flavour, you can reduce the amount of lemon. You could use lemon extract, or squeeze lemons, but I decided to try lemon curd. A really good quality one. And it worked well. You could make your own curd, but that’s just too much effort.
As with all these easy fudge recipes, you just need chocolate (in this case white as it shows the meringue better, and you can colour it lemon if you want) and sweetened condensed milk. Then the lemon flavouring and meringues. I used shop bought meringues as I always have some in the larder for quickie pavlova puddings if I’ve nothing else in. If you make your own meringues make sure they won’t just crumble to nothing. You want them in small pieces not crumbs. 4-6 meringues should be enough, but you can add more if you want.
I didn’t use food colouring for mine because I felt the lemon curd gave it a slight tiny anyway. But as you don’t want to make your fudge mix too wet, I recommend using concentrate colours like the Wilton food colouring* I like. You will only need a couple of drops to swirl in to make a pale yellow – any more than that and you could end up with psychedelic yellow instead!
I think lemon desserts and treats are so refreshing and feel light, so this lemon meringue fudge is great for summer. Just store it in the fridge.
This recipe makes a lot of fudge – you’ll need a 20×20 cm tin or 8 inches. A brownie tin is perfect. Although you can half the ingredients like I do, then a plastic takeaway container is a good size.
Find the printable recipe below
Easy Lemon Meringue Fudge recipe
Get a zingy lemon flavour with the crispness of meringue in this easy fudge recipe
- 397 g tin sweetened condensed milk
- 450 g white chocolate chips or block, chopped
- 50 g icing sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon curd
- 4-6 meringues broken up
Put the condensed mllk and chocolate in a microwavable bowl or jug. Microwave in short bursts until the chocolate is melted
Add the lemon curd when the fudge is thickening, and the icing sugar, and beat in.
Break in the meringues, leaving a handful for topping. Stir in
Spoon into a baking paper lined tin with the paper up the sides of the tin so you can remove the fudge easily afterwards
Top with the remaining meringues and push in a little to make them stick
Put in the fridge to set for around 3 hours
Remove from the tin and cut into small squares
Store in the fridge to keep it well set.
If you’d prefer, you can use lemon extract – replace the lemon curd with 1-2 tsp of extract. If using more, add another 50g of chocolate.
You can add food colouring – keep to concentrated versions where you only need a tiny drop to colour it, rather than liquid.
What are your favourite fudge flavours?
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