'Easy' Lemon Meringue Pie

A very simple little tart to make with few ingredients and little preparation ...

Perfect for a last minute dessert!

Here is the step by step to prepare it:

- For the dough, buy a ready-made shortbread dough (or make it if you have a little more time in front of you!). Spread it with the baking paper on the pie plate. Bake in the oven at 170 ° for 20 minutes (to prevent the dough from swelling, place the dried beans on the bottom of the tart).

Lemon Cream:

- Squeeze the juice of 4 lemons (if you are afraid of acidity, limit to 2-3 lemons) and pour into a saucepan.

- Add 150g of caster sugar and 1 tbsp of cornstarch. Heat over low heat.

- Beat 3 eggs in a separate container then add to the lemon cream.

- Increase the heat, the mixture will thicken very quickly, do not stop whipping until a creamy consistency is obtained.

- Pour the lemon cream on the precooked dough base. Reserve.


- Whip 3 egg whites until stiff. When they start to set, pour in 100g of icing sugar in rain as well as 1/2 tsp of baking powder.

- Once the consistency is obtained, fill a pastry bag with this mixture (wide round tip).

- Garnish the lemon cream with small domes of meringues by pressing lightly on the bag.

- Place the tart in the oven at 140 ° C for about 10 minutes until the meringue is golden.

Let cool and enjoy!



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    9th May 2011

    Hmm, I love the lemon taret, yours is very beautiful so I write down your recipe!

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    9th May 2011

    She is very beautiful… and terribly appetizing!

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    9th May 2011

    I'm jealous, I still haven't managed to get the hang of the little meringue domes… yours are magnificent!

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    9th May 2011

    It makes you want!

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    11th May 2011

    I recently rediscovered the happiness of a lemon tart with a sprig of praline. Very pretty meringuage ...

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    15th May 2011

    The meringue is just superb, well done, it makes you want!

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    16th May 2011

    A little wink on my blog this morning;)