Lemon meringue tart

Lemon meringue tart

From
Tea and Cake
Serves
8

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g plain flour
150g soft butter, diced
pinch salt
1 egg
55g caster sugar
plain flour, for dusting
4 eggs
185ml thickened cream
150g caster sugar
100ml lemon juice
2 lemon, zested
4 egg whites
300g caster sugar, additional

Method

  1. To make the pastry dough, place the flour, butter and salt in a bowl and rub together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Break the egg into a separate bowl, add caster sugar and mix lightly. Add to the flour mixture and mix until the pastry comes together. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  3. Roll the pastry on a lightly floured board to 3 mm thickness. Line a buttered 25 cm flan tin with the pastry, working your fingers around the side of the tin to make sure the pastry is pushed down into the corners. Trim off any excess pastry using a small knife.
  4. Prick the base of the pastry shell with a fork and rest for 30 minutes. Line the pastry with baking paper, then add baking beans, pastry weights or rice. Bake blind for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove the paper and pastry weights and bake for a further 5 minutes to crisp the pastry.
  5. Leave the oven on at 180°C. Next, beat the eggs, cream, caster sugar, lemon juice and zest in a bowl. Strain and pour into the still-warm blind-baked pastry shell. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the filling is just set. Set aside to cool.
  6. While the tart is cooking, make the meringue topping. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add additional caster sugar, a third at a time, and continue beating until meringue is glossy and firm.
  7. Once the lemon tart has cooled, spoon the meringue over the top of the tart, forming peaks (you may like to use a piping bag to get a more uniform look).
  8. Place the tart under a very hot preheated grill or in a 220°C preheated oven for 3–4 minutes, until just golden brown on top. Allow to cool, then serve.
Tags:
Tea and Cake
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