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Lemon meringue

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living

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BBC Lifestyle

Ingredients

• 1 packet (200g) Tennis biscuits
• 100g melted butter
• 2 cans (387g each) condensed milk
• ½ cup (125ml) lemon juice and zest of 2 lemons
• 4 egg yolks
• 4 egg whites
• ¾ cup (150g) castor sugar
• 2 tsp (10ml) cornflour

Preparation method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, and grease a tart pan.
  2. Blitz the Tennis biscuits and butter together until they resemble breadcrumbs.
  3. Cover base and sides of tart pan with crumble, and press down to compress. Pop into the freezer to harden.
  4. Mix lemon juice, lemon zest, condensed milk and egg yolks together. Pour mixture over cooled crust.
  5. Bake for 15 -20 minutes, or until set.
  6. Whisk egg whites, until stiff peaks form. Slowly add castor sugar, a couple of spoons at a time and whisking continuously, until stiff and shiny.
  7. Remove pie from oven, and sift over cornflour.
  8. Spoon meringue over the surface of the curd, and bake an additional 15-20 minutes.
  9. Turn the oven off, open the oven door slightly and allow the pie to cool down before re-moving.