Its our dessert tonight!! Seeing the other bloggers with all the wonderful pies, I also wanted to bake them all. Planning to make the blueberry bakewell tart from Passionate About Baking next week, but for today I just did something simple first.
Found this recipe from the website this morning, and all the ingredients were just right in my fridge. Well, it just meant for me to make this today..haha!
It was lovely and the taste is super good! If you like Lemon Meringue Pie, this is the simple version that you can try..;)
Recipe adapted from Diana Rattray.
4 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
~ Beat egg white and salt to stiff foam
~ Gradually beat in cream of tartar and sugar
~ Continue beating until stiff peak form and spread into a greased 9" pie plate.
~ Bake at 180-200'C for 30 mins until crust. Then cool.
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsps lemon juice
2 tbsps water
2 tbsps grated lemon rind
1 tbsp butter
1 cup heavy cream
~ In top of double boiler over simmering water, cook egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice, water and lemon rind until thick. Stir constantly.
~ Remove from heat and add in butter. Blend well. Cool filling.
~ Whip cream until stiff peak form and spread half of the cream in bottom of cooled meringue crust .
~ Top cream with lemon filling and spread remaining cream on top.
~ Chill thoroughly and serve.
Oh I just love the lemon filling. But I find my meringue crust was too thin. The next time I make this, I shall make the meringue thicker, maybe double the portion...;p
A closer look at the layers....yummy! My girl said this dessert is lovely and delicious. She has been asking for more after a piece..:)
Not to worry about the sugar used here, it was just right to the taste. Its definitely a keeper for me. Try it out and let me know whether you like it or love it....heehee..;)