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Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge Recipe

Lemon Meringue Fudge has all the zesty sweetness of a lemon meringue pie in bite-sized squares of fudge. This easy lemon fudge recipe brings layers marshmallow “meringue” with homemade lemon curd. A sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs adds the perfect finishing touch!

For a different variation on homemade lemon fudge, try my Pink Lemonade Fudge recipe too!

Lemon Meringue Fudge: Delicious creamy lemon fudge topped with homemade lemon curd, marshmallows and crushed grahams @shugarysweets

Why this Fudge is Best

Craving Lemon Meringue Pie but don’t have time to mess with making meringue from scratch? This fudge recipe is the solution.

  • 10 minutes to prepare. Lemon Meringue Fudge takes a fraction of the effort and time it takes to make the pie version.
  • Perfect blend of flavors. You’ll love the sweet and creamy vanilla paired with bright, tangy lemon.
  • Ideal for sharing. It’s a dessert you can eat with your hand!
  • Easy lemon fudge. No candy thermometer needed for this recipe.

Ingredient Notes

  • Marshmallow fluff. Also called marshmallow “creme”, it gives the fudge its soft consistency and “meringue” like flavor.
  • Lemon curd. Use my easy Lemon Curd Recipe or any store bought lemon pie filling.
  • Lemon zest. This outer layer of peel is where lemons keep all their zippy fragrance and flavor. Check out my guide for How to Zest a Lemon for the best ways to get the most zest from your citrus.
  • Graham cracker crumbs. Pulse whole graham crackers in the food processor to form crumbs. Or use a store bought package of graham cracker for this Lemon Meringue Fudge crumbs if you prefer.
If you love Lemon Meringue pie, this Lemon Meringue Fudge is even better. Sweet fudge topped with marshmallow "meringue", lemon curd, and graham crackers!

Easy Instructions

If you’ve made any of my other fudge recipes, the directions for making lemon meringue fudge will look familiar.

You’ll beat white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff with a hot mixture of boiled butter, cream and sugar. Once the fudge mixture is smooth, it’s time to fold in a bit of lemon curd and mini marshmallows.

Now pour the mixture into a baking pan. Top with lemon curd and graham cracker crumbs.

Let Lemon Meringue Fudge chill for at least 3 hours then slice and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • Make the lemon curd first. If you’re using store bought lemon curd or pie filling, have it out and ready to go before you start making the fudge.
  • Serve chilled. This lemon fudge tastes amazing cold straight from the fridge!
  • Slice as you go. Fudge stays soft and fresh longer when it’s stored in a larger block. Cut off only as much fudge from the block as you will eat (or serve) at one time.
Lemon Meringue Fudge: Delicious creamy lemon fudge topped with homemade lemon curd, marshmallows and crushed grahams @shugarysweets

Recipe FAQs

Can fudge be frozen?

In general, yes. But today’s lemon meringue fudge recipe is unique with the lemon curd and graham crackers on top.
If you choose to freeze this fudge, DO NOT top with the extra curd or crackers. Instead, let the fudge chill in the fridge until firm. Then store it tightly wrapped in the freezer.
Let frozen fudge thaw overnight in the fridge before adding the lemon curd and graham cracker crumbs on top. Slice, serve and enjoy!

Can I make this with regular sized marshmallows?

Yes, regular marshmallows can be used if you don’t have miniature ones. Chop them into smaller pieces before adding to the fudge.

Why is my fudge too soft to slice?

If your fudge is too soft to cut, it likely needs a bit more time to set. Place it back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes then check the consistency again.

If you love Lemon Meringue pie, this Lemon Meringue Fudge is even better. Sweet fudge topped with marshmallow "meringue", lemon curd, and graham crackers!

More recipes using Lemon Curd

So now that you now how to make homemade lemon curd, you’re wondering, what else can I use it in?

Here are some of my favorite recipes using this golden treat!

  • Homemade Lemon Cake with a layer of creamy lemon frosting and fresh lemon curd! From scratch and delicious! It’s my take on Olive Garden’s Lemon Crumb Cake recipe.
  • A gorgeous Lemon Tart with a buttery, rich Macadamia Nut Crust. Decorate the top of this pretty tart with some homemade Whipped Cream.
  • Easy, 3 ingredient, Oven Baked Lemon Hand Pies Recipe: flaky, baked hand pies with a sweet lemon filling! Don’t forget the dusting of powdered sugar on top! You can use lemon curd or pie filling in this recipe!
  • Creamy, delicious Lemon Cheesecake has the perfect consistency and is topped with a homemade Lemon curd!
Yield: 64 pieces

Lemon Meringue Fudge

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

If you love Lemon Meringue pie, this Lemon Meringue Fudge is even better. Sweet fudge topped with marshmallow “meringue”, lemon curd, and graham crackers!

Ingredients

For the Fudge

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cup Heavy Cream
  • ¾ cup Unsalted Butter
  • dash of Salt
  • 2 ½ cups White Chocolate Chips (11oz bag)
  • 7 ounces Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 Lemons, zested
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Curd
  • 1 ½ cup of miniatures Marshmallow

For the Garnish:

  • 1 cup Lemon Curd
  • 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs

Instructions

  1. First, make some homemade lemon curd. If you choose NOT to make homemade, you can buy it in the store. Or use a thick lemon pie filling!
  2. Next, line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. PRO TIP: Use binder clips (or clothespins) to secure parchment to pan to keep it snug. Set aside.
  4. Next, in your stand mixer bowl, add white chocolate chips, 1 jar of marshmallow cream (7 oz size), and lemon zest. Set aside.
  5. In a saucepan, melt butter with sugar, heavy cream, and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil.
  6. Boil for 5 minutes, and remove from heat.
  7. Pour hot mixture over morsels in mixing bowl, using the whisk attachment, blend until smooth. This will take about one minute. Fold in 2 Tbsp lemon curd (or lemon pie filling) and mini marshmallows. 
  8. Spread fudge into prepared baking dish.
  9. Top fudge with lemon curd and crushed graham crackers. Chill for 3 hours, until fudge has set completely.
  10. Cut into bite sized pieces when ready to serve. This fudge is best served chilled! ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

64

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Lemon Meringue Fudge is a sweet, tart, chilled fudge that’s perfect for a sunny spring day. Less work than making a pie—same delicious taste!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on April 6, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. What happened! I clicked on the link for that “taco quche” recipe, and got redirected to this site? However, this lemon meringue fudge recipe, looks tempting….dorothy from “crazy for crust” would be jealous.

      1. I know that. but, it’s the link in bru crew’s blog that didn’t work, and somehow I ended up here. (On your site) I already posted to jostelyn about the web site situation. That I wanted that recipe from “yummy healthy easy” but the link did not take me to their site…only yours. =-O

    1. Haha, love that! they definitely ARE fudgy- in a non chocolate fudge sort of way 🙂

  2. Yup, you did it again. Knocked the fudge ball right out of the park. This looks totally delicious!!!!

  3. It definitely looks like it could be the best fudge ever so I’m sure it probably is!!

  4. I read “best fudge ever made” and had to see for myself. Wow it looks ridiculously rich and amazing. Must try this one.

  5. I sooo believe you! The fudge looks and sounds amazing!
    And the other fudges sound great as well! Yummyyyy!
    Hugs from
    Sweden
    Ella

  6. I’m going to have to make this for my mom for Mother’s Day! She loves all things lemon and this fudge sounds incredible!

  7. @Patti Purwin, I, too, am diabetic, i adapt recipes with added sugar to stevia or splenda.. Just as good, and you really can’t tell. Good luck!=)

  8. I can see why this fudge recipe would be your new favorite! It looks like summer.

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