Upside-Down Lemon Meringue Dessert

This luscious dessert has all the layers of a lemon meringue pie—in reverse order. It’s a fantastic finish to any meal!

Preparation time

  • Prep Time 20min.
  • Total Time 3hr. 20min.
  • Servings 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs


  1. Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in water until blended. Bring to boil on medium heat, cook 8 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add dry gelatin mixes and zest, stir 2 min. until gelatin is completely dissolved. Refrigerate 1 hour or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, microwave marshmallows and milk in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until marshmallows are puffed. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in vanilla, cool 5 min. Blend in sour cream. Pour into 9-inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Spoon gelatin mixture gently over marshmallow layer in pan. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Sprinkle with graham crumbs. Unmold dessert onto serving plate just before serving.