LOVE LOVE LOVE Lemon Meringue Pie...when they work! Of course I would only ever use my Vanilla Bean Pastry recipe, which really deserves a post of it's own, it is so versatile. And now with the Thermomix in my arsenal, there is no looking back. I kid you not, I made the pastry in less than 2 minutes, start to finish! "Incredible!!” (This recipe also appears in that amazing ebook ‘What’s for Dessert?’ Go get it here!)
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- 1/2 Batch Vanilla Bean Pastry Recipe
- 3 lemons, juice and zest
- 3 large egg yolks
- 3 Tablespoons cornflour
- 50 Grams Butter BUY
- 50 Grams caster sugar
- 4 large egg whites
- 170 Grams caster sugar
- 1 Teaspoon cream of tartar
- Vanilla Bean Paste to taste BUY
Make pie crust. Preheat oven to 180C.
Place all filling ingredients into Thermomix bowl.
Cook 5 min/90C/speed 4.
Add 100g cold water through hole in the lid. Cook 5 min/90C/speed 4.
Cook further few minutes if not coating the back of a spoon.
The taste should be quite tart as opposed to sweet.
Spread into warm cooked pie crust.
Meanwhile in clean bowl beat egg whites with cream of tartar until starting to thicken.
Add sugar slowly and keep beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla.
Dollop meringue mix onto pie, carefully covering all the filling mix.(This will prevent 'weeping' of the meringue...and you know I hate to make a meringue cry!)
Bake for 10 minutes.
Serve warm or cold in massive slices with more whipped cream if you dare!