Monday, 14 September 2009

Lemon meringue pie recipe

Lemon meringue pie recipe

How to make a lemon meringue pie.

Chef has made a decadent lemon meringue pie recipe .

If you want a dessert that will impress everyone then this recipe is for you.

It is a really easy food recipe, if you thought that a lemon meringue pie was too complicated, then think again.

The lemon curd is creamy and the meringue is soft, light and silky smooth.

Ingredients for lemon meringue pie

4 medium Egg whites
4oz Caster sugar
Chef Jeenas Lemon curd recipe

Pastry ingredients

7oz Plain flour
1 Tbsp Caster sugar (optional)
3 + 1/2oz Butter/Margarine
6-7 Tbsp Water

Pictures of the silky soft meringue.

How to make a lemon meringue pie

Place flour and sugar in a bowl and make the pastry by rubbing the butter and flour together using your fingers.

Add the water one spoonful at a time to bring the pastry dough together.

Roll out and place into a greased and floured 9 inch flan tin or spring foam baking tin.

Make sure the sides are even and neat.

Place some greaseproof paper on top of the pastry and fill with dried beans.

Cut any excess paper from the edges.

Place into a hot oven at gas mark 6 for 10 minutes.

Remove the paper and dried beans and place back into the oven for a further 5 minutes.

Leave the pastry in the tin to cool.

After the pastry is baked and cooling start to make Chefs lemon curd recipe as directed, this does not take very long.

Once the lemon curd is ready and off the heat get started on the meringue.

Place the egg whites in a large bowl.

Use an electric whisk to whisk the egg whites.

The egg whites should be whisked until a stiff peak forms.

This will only take 1-2 minutes at the most.

Do not over whisk, you can stop and start the whisk if you are unsure.

Once the soft peaks have formed gently sprinkle in half of the caster sugar.

Whisk the egg whites with the sugar until it looks all shiny and glossy.

This will take less than a minute, do not over whisk.

The meringue should feel silky and smooth between your fingers.

Pour the lemon curd into the pastry case.

Gently sprinkle the meringue with the other half of the caster sugar.

Use a metal spoon to fold the sugar into the meringue.

To fold move the spoon over and under the meringue, try to keep as many air bubbles in the meringue as possible.

Do not mix or stir or else the meringue will go flat.

Once the sugar has been folded in you should be left with a shiny meringue.

Use a piping bag to top the lemon curd pastry with the meringue.

You can spoon the meringue on top of the lemon curd and gently make flicks in the meringue using the back of a spoon or fork.

Bake in a hot oven at gas mark 6 for 10 minutes or until the meringue has a slight golden brown edge.

Lemon meringue pie can be eaten warm or cold, if you let the pie cool down a little then place it in the fridge it will set a lot more than if eaten warm.

Enjoy Chefs lemon meringue pie recipe.


MaryMoh said...

That's such a lovely lemon pie. I'm falling in love with it. You make it sound so simple.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Beautiful! That pie would not last very long at home!



Bridgett said...

Your pie is so perfect looking! I am impressed! It is so hard to resist a good slice of lemon meringue pie.

Dawn said...

oh Jeena this looks fabulous my dear, just fabulous.

Vrinda said...

Wow..awesome pie Jeena..extremely drool worthy,egg white does works its magic in these pies...

Erica said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to make one of these! They are so beautiful and I love lemony flavor! I can't believe how few ingredients this pie has!

Yasmeen said...

WOW! the pictorial recipe makes it so much more tempting :D

Ivy said...

Wow Jeena, it looks beautiful and my mouth is watering. I have never made a lemon meringue pie or a lemon curd although both are recipes I have bookmarked ages ago.

Pavithra said...

wow thats awesome, Fantastic step by step instruction and recipes. Simply superb. Hats off to you.

Karine said...

MmM lemon meringue pie... this looks ssssoooooooo decadent!

AppleC said...

I love lemon meringue pie. My love for that pie is so bad, when I was in college, I ate half a pie myself and couldn't look at LMP again for about a year. Talk about over indulging!
Good thing I'm over it and can now enjoy it in moderation.
Your pictures are fantastic. If ever anyone achieved LMP perfection, you did, Jeena. Great job!

Cynthia said...

In a word: perfection!

Happy cook said...

Wow jeen that pie looks so beautiful and the curd looks thick and not runny. Whe i made them they were runny and the moment i sliced the cake it was a disaster. Willcheck out you curd recipe.

Arabic Bites said...

The pie looks fabulous,it’s amazing how just a few ingredients can make something so delicious.

zainab :)

Parita said...

Love the color combination..beautiful!

Nancy @ said...

Oh boy! That's beautiful. I love lemon meringue. Mom used to make it when we were kids. Yours is very pretty and delicious, I'm sure.

Lone Acorn said...

I really wanted to make something like that for the family dinner I am having next month. I am sure every one will love this. You explained in such a detail, that I don't think I will face even a single problem. Thanks !!

Gita said...

Nice idea for making a good crust...the pie looks so decadent and tempting Jeena :)

lissie said...

Jeena, this is one among your best recipes! so yummy...loved it so much...!I am going to try it soon... :)

jayne said...

Looks good! so stunning.

Helene said...

That meringue is so thick and good looking. That must be so good.

rekhas kitchen said...

ohh lovely what a mouthwatering recipe nice step by step post great clicks.

sowmya.s said...

so gorgeous and so perfect...absolutely delicious..

Divina Pe said...

That's really tempting. I love desserts with lemon and this is a really great after dinner dessert. The meringue is perfect. I couldn't resist and you have so many photos on every angle. :)

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Beautiful! Loved the meringue! It has browned so evenly! Good job!

Grace said...

the contrast between your creamy yellow filling and pure white meringue is beautiful! nicely done, jeena!

Juliana said...

Oh! I love lemon meringue pie...just love it! Yours are lovely made and I totally enjoy all the pictures :-)

Superchef said...

i have such immense respect for anyone who can make a decent lemon meringue pie..i dont even have the guts to try it!!

isa said...

Wow, gorgeous pie - very tempting! I love lemon meringue pie!
Beautiful step-by-step photos, as always.

Chef Fresco said...

Nice creation! Looks great!

Yum Yucky said...

Oh wow. My husband loves Lemon Meringue Pie! But we've only ever bought from the store.

If I could pull off baking this, he might be so happy it may result in the birth of a 5th child.