Lemon curd meringue pie


Ingredients 18
Servings 8
Time

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 150
    g
    finely chopped macadamia or other nuts
  • 180
    g
    cake flour
  • 30
    g
    sugar
  • 125
    g
    butter
  • 1
    large egg yolk
  • 45
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 1
    lemon, grated peel
  • FILLING
  • 150
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 2
    lemons, peel
  • 100
    g
    melted butter
  • 200
    g
    castor sugar
  • 3
    jumbo eggs, beaten
  • MERINGUE
  • 3
    large egg whites
  • 2
    ml
    cream of tartar
  • 190
    g
    castor sugar
 

Method

 
CRUST: Process nuts, flour and sugar in a food processor or blender. Add butter and process until a smooth dough forms. Add egg, vanilla essence and lemon peel. Press mixture into a greased 22 cm diameter tart pan. Chill for 30 minutes. Bake crust at 200 ºC for 20 minutes, or until golden. Cool. FILLING: Place lemon juice and peel in a double boiler, add butter, castor sugar and eggs and mix together.) Cook gently, stirring from time to time, until mixture is thick enough to coat back of a spoon. Cool, then transfer to cooled crust and chill in refrigerator for awhile. MERINGUE: Preheat oven to 180 ºC. Whisk egg whites in a large bowl, using an electric mixer. Add cream of tartar and continue whisking until fluffy. Reserve 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the castor sugar and gradually add the rest to the egg whites. Beat mixture until stiff and glossy. Spoon meringue on top of filled tart, sprinkle with reserved sugar and bake for 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and cool before slicing.
 

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