Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon meringue pie is a classic dessert that features a sweet and tangy lemon filling topped with a fluffy, golden meringue. Give this summery recipe a try.
• plain flour, for rolling out
• 1 x 375g pack sweet shortcrust pastry
• 50g cornflour
• 175g golden caster sugar
• 3 One Stop lemons, zested and juiced (you will need 100ml juice)
• 275ml One Stop milk
• 80g One Stop unsalted butter, diced
• 3 large egg yolks
• 1 large egg
For the meringue
• 3 large egg whites
• 150g golden caster sugar
• 1 tsp cornflour
1. To make a lemon meringue tart, preheat your oven to 200°C. On a floured surface, roll out some pastry and use it to line a 20cm tart tin with a removable bottom. Prick the base with a fork, then chill it for 20 minutes. Place the tin on a baking sheet, line the pastry with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 15 minutes, remove the paper then bake for another 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden. Let it cool, then trim the edges with a serrated knife.
2. Meanwhile, make the lemon filling by whisking together some cornflour, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Gradually add some milk and cook the mixture over low heat, whisking constantly, until it thickens and boils. Take it off the heat and whisk in some butter, egg yolks, and a whole egg. Set aside.
3. For the meringue, beat some egg whites until stiff peaks form, then add sugar gradually, whisking until thick and shiny. Mix in some cornflour.
4. Bring the lemon filling back to a boil, stirring until it thickens, then pour it into the pastry case. Spoon the meringue on top, starting at the edge and working inward. Use a palette knife to smooth the top and join it to the pastry edge. Swirl the meringue.
5. Bake the tart for 20 minutes or until the meringue is golden. Let it cool in the tin for at least 1 hour before removing and serving it warm or cold.