The New Year definitely feels like a rebirth. I always like the clean slate that the transition into January brings. Sort of like a Monday after a weekend of indulgence. And sort of like Easter. These little meringue nests with lemon curd are very Easter-esque. And as fancy and delicate as they look, they’re actually one of the easiest recipes to make. Seriously. Just look how little the ingredient list is below.
Years ago when I went to France for one of our annual trips to visit my husband’s family, my father-in-law and step-mother-in-law made this pavlova for dessert one night. Talk about awakening. I’ve been pretty obsessed with meringue ever since. If you are too, check out Swedish Almond Meringue Cake, Mocha Almond Egg-White Cookies (GF) and Tarte au Citron Meringuée.
I’ve taken that beloved Pavlova concept and this time instead of pairing it with fresh seasonal fruit, I’ve made individual meringue nests to be filled with lemon curd. And let me tell you, I’m so glad I did. Beautiful, cute, easy, festive, and most of all delicious. Something about the sweet crisp meringue and the tart creamy lemon curd that really pair so well together. It’s sort of like a Lemon Meringue Tart revisited. Enjoy!