Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lemon Meringue Pie

The other day we had friends round for coffee and cake, they brought along with them lemon meringue. After eating it I thought about making it. I got a recipe from my mum and gathered my ingredients. Although I haven't quite perfected it yet, but I still thought I would share it. Perhaps one of you lovely folks might be able to get it just right. I think I might have had the oven at the wrong temp or taken it out too early, I have a feeling it's more the oven was too hot.

1 egg, separated
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
4 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk, or more if you like your curd really sweet
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 large crackers, crushed
Melted butter

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Create a crust in a muffin tin using the crackers and butter. In a small saucepan on a low heat combine the condensed milk with the egg then slowly add the lemon juice. Put the filling into the
small cracker crusts. Whip the egg whites and add the cream of tartar and sugar. Keep whipping until it forms peaks. Then put the egg white mixture over the curd and put in the oven to bake for 20 min.

1 comment:

  1. Will have to try these out! I remember making lemon meringue pies with my mum when I was little!