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Lemon meringue pie

4
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
Enjoy our delicious yet lighter version of this classic British favourite.

Ingredients

Egg white(s), raw

1 individual

Low fat digestive biscuit(s)

6 biscuit(s), crushed

Cornflour

3 tablespoons, level

Lemon(s)

2 medium, grated zest and juice of

Water

200 ml

Artificial sweetener

3 tablespoons, powdered

Egg, whole, raw

2 medium, raw, separated

Caster Sugar

2 tablespoons

Instructions

  1. First make the base. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4. Lightly whip the egg white until slightly foamy, then stir in the biscuit crumbs. Tip this mixture into a 20cm (8 inch) flan dish and spread out evenly over the base. Bake in the oven for about 5-6 minutes, until set. Remove and leave to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, make the filling. Blend the cornflour with the water in a small non-stick saucepan. Add the lemon zest and juice and bring to the boil, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and add the sweetener. Cool slightly.
  3. Stir the egg yolks into the lemon mixture, including the one left over from making the base. Pour this mixture over the base and return to the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Whilst the filling is cooking, whisk the egg whites in a grease-free bowl until they hold their shape. Add the caster sugar and whisk again until stiff and glossy. Pile this mixture onto the set filling and return to the oven for 5-6 minutes, until browned.

Notes

Make sure that the bowl and beaters are scrupulously clean when whisking egg whites – any trace of grease and they will not whip successfully.

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