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Lemon Meringue Tarts

My mum always wanted me to try my Grandma Jacqueline's Lemon Meringue Pie, I never got to try it up until now. I have cooked this recipe once before, and I am now looking forward to seeing if it is any different that my gran's.
It is very simple, any one could make this.


  • BASE

  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar

  • 140g butter

  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon water


  • 1/2 cup cornflour

  • 1 cup castor sugar

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 1 1/4 cup water

  • 2 teaspoon lemon rind grated

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 60g butter


  • 3 egg whites

  • 1/2 cup castor sugar


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Sift flour and icing sugar into a bowl.

  • 3.

    Rub in butter.

  • 4.

    Add yolk and enough water to make ingredients cling together.

  • 5.

    Press the dough into a ball, need lightly on a floured surface until smooth.

  • 6.

    Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • 7.

    Roll dough on lightly floured surface large enough to line pie plate/s.

  • 8.

    Trim edges.

  • 9.

    Line pastry with paper, fill with dried beans or rice and bake at 200˚C for 10 minutes. Remove paper and beans and bake a further 10 minutes.

  • 10.


  • 11.

    Beat egg whites in a small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form.

  • 12.

    Gradually add sugar, beat until dissolved between additions.

  • 13.


  • 14.

    Combine cornflour and sugar in a saucepan.

  • 15.

    Gradually stir in lemon juice and water, stir until its smooth

  • 16.

    Stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens (should be very thick)

  • 17.

    Reduce heat, simmer, stirring for 30 seconds

  • 18.

    Remove from heat, quickly stir in rind, yolks and butter

  • 19.

    Stir until butter is melted. Cover and cool to room temperature

  • 20.


  • 21.

    Place filling into blind baked pastry, top with meringue mixture and make until meringue is golden.


Absolutley amazing accompanied with ice cream

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Posted by jackicamReport
My mum's favourite dessert is Lemon Meringue pie. This sounds like a good recipe - I don't like when some recipes use condensed milk in the lemon filling - it just tastes wrong! I think it's time to make one of these again! Thanks for the recipe Laura.