Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Posted On: 30th November 2014
Recipe By: Alison Wheatley

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Lemon meringue pie has to be one of the most popular desserts, it is a true classic pudding full of amazing flavours. Our take on this classic is both gluten and dairy free and like the original it is has a tangy lemon middle with a fluffy white meringue top served in yummy, buttery shortcrust pastry.

This recipe is...

VegetarianVegetarian
Dairy FreeDairy Free
FODMAP FriendlyFODMAP Friendly

Ingredients

Pastry
225g Gluten free plain flour
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
Pinch salt
112g sunflower spread
1 egg yolk
56g caster sugar
2tbsp water

Filling
2 tbsp cornflour
100g caster sugar
Zest of 2 lemons
125ml lemon juice squeezed from 2-3 lemons
Juice of 1 orange
85g sunflower spread
3 egg yolks
1 whole egg

Meringue Top
3 egg whites
150g caster sugar

Preparation Time: 1 Hour
Cooking Time: 1 Hour 30 Mins
This recipe makes 10 slices

This recipe is free from...

Celery
Crustaceans
Dairy
Egg
Fish
Gluten
Lupin
Molluscs
Mustard
Peanuts
Sesame
Soya
Sulphites
Tree Nuts

Method

1. Sift together the flour, salt and xanthan gum.

2. Rub in the sunflower spread to make a breadcrumb consistency.

3. Mix in the egg yolk and sugar.

4. With a round ended knife, gradually mix in the water until you reach a nice doughy consistency. You might need more or less than the 2 tbsp specified.

5. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 mins, once chilled roll out and press into a greased 10 inch flan dish

6. Place a sheet of grease proof paper inside the pastry and add either baking beans or rice on top and blind bake on gas mark 4 for about 20 mins until the pastry is cooked.

7. Once cooked remove the grease proof and beans and set pastry case aside and allow to cool.

8. Meanwhile, put the cornflour, lemon zest and sugar in a pan and gradually mix in the lemon juice.

9. Add some water to the orange juice to make up to 200ml and add to the lemon mix.

10. Place the pan on a medium heat continuously stirring until thickened. Once the mix has thickened stop stirring and let the mixture start to bubble. As soon as it starts bubbling remove from the heat.

11. While off the heat beat in the butter then stir in the egg yolks and egg.

12. Place back on the heat, keep stirring until the mixture thickens further, once the mixture reaches the stage where it \\\"plops\\\" off the spoon remove from the heat and pour into the pastry case and allow to cool.

13. Once the filling is cold, place the egg whites in a bowl and mix with an electric whisk for a few minutes until fluffy but not too thick, gradually pour in the sugar while still whisking, the mix will go shiny and very thick, once you get stiff peaks spread over the top of the lemon and brown with a blow torch (if you don\\\'t have a blow torch place under grill for a few minutes)

Sunflower spread can be replaced with normal margarine if dairy free is not required

Nutritional info per slice

CaloriesCarbsFibreFatSugarProtein
35253g1g14g35g4g
Calories352
Carbs53g
Fibre1g
Fat14g
Sugar35g
Protein4g

Your Comments

what are the cooking guidelines and temperatures.

Maisie-Ann - 12th April 2015

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