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Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by step

Dessert
12 servings
2 hours
20 min
Easy
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Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by step
 
This is the fantasy of every pastry lover : a crunchy crust, a sour lemon curd, all topped with the fluffiest meringue ever! Become a real pastry chef making this one of a kind pie!

Ingredients

Number of serving: 12

The pie crust :

1/2 cup softened butter

2/3 cup icing sugar

1 oz powdered almonds

2 tsp vanilla sugar

1 pinch of salt

1 egg

1.5 cups flour


Lemon curd :

3 organic lemons

2/3 cup sugar

5 eggs

1 Tbsp corn starch

1/2 cup butter


Italian meringue :

3 egg whites

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup water

Materials

11 inches pie pan
Cooking thermometer
Piping bag (optional)
Torch (optional)

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepThe pie crust :
    In a bowl, put the softened butter, the icing sugar, the vanilla sugar, the salt and the powdered almonds, and combine to get a creamy and smooth mix. Then, add the egg and mix well. The mix should be lumpy. Add the flour, and mix using your hands to form a ball. Caution, don't knead more than necessary, you just have to get a smooth dough.
  • Step 2 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepWrap the dough in some plastic foil and flatten it a little. Put in the fridge for 1 hour (if you put it as a ball, it will take longer to chill).
  • Step 3 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepRoll the dough out and line the pie pan with it. Sting it with a fork, then put in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then, bake 20 minutes at 350°F (180°C).
  • Step 4 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepThe lemon curd :
    Combine the eggs with the sugar and the corn starch. Add 2 lemons juice and the peel of one of them. Mix well, then thicken it on medium heat, constantly stiring with a whisker.
  • Step 5 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepOnce the curd has gotten thick enough, take it out of the heat, and all the butter. Mix until it has all melted, and add the last lemon juice.
  • Step 6 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepPour this custard in the baked crust, smooth the top, and put in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Step 7 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepThe Italian meringue :
    Put the sugar and the water in a pot, and bring to a boil. Put your thermometer in it and wait until the syrup reaches 240°F (115°C).
  • Step 8 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepWhile the syrup reaches its temperature, start whisking the egg whites : they have to be foamy. Once the syrup reaches 240°F, pour it in a thin stream on the egg whites while whisking.
  • Step 9 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepThen, whisk at high speed, until the bowl gets cold again (it can take around 10 minutes).
  • Step 10 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepFill a piping bag with the meringue, and put it on the lemon pie. You can spread it if you don't have a piping bag.
  • Step 11 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepFinally, grill the meringue using a torch. If you don't have one, put it under the grill of your oven for 5 minutes.
  • Step 12 - Lemon meringue pie, the recipe step by stepThere you are, your lemon meringue pie is ready!

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