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Lemon meringue jars

Recipe from: 17 November 2015
recipe, lemon, dessert, sweet,treat

Ingredients 9
Servings 12
Time 00:35


  • 200
    Tennis biscuits, crushed
  • 150
    butter, melted
  • about 12 small ovenproof glass jars
  • 3
    cans condensed milk
  • juice and grated rind of 2 lemons and 2 limes
  • 4
    extra-large eggs, separated
  • 100
    castor sugar
  • 60
    icing sugar


Mix the biscuits with the butter. Spray the inside of each jar with cooking spray. Spoon some biscuit filling into each and press lightly.


Beat the condensed milk, lemon and lime juice, grated rind and egg yolks together in a bowl until the mixture is thick. Divide mixture between the glass jars.

In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites with a large pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add the castor sugar and the icing sugar. Beat until stiff. Spoon into each jar.

Place the jars on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 120°C and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden.

Image and text: Ideas magazine.

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