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Vic Park Fresh | Lemon Meringue Tart

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Fresh, zingy and sweet… perfect for every occasion!

Ingredients:

  • ½ Sheets Frozen Shortcrust Pastry (thawed)
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • ⅓ cup Castor Sugar
  • ¼ cup Cornflour
  • 2 Eggs (separated)
  • 30g Butter
  • 1 Lemon (juiced and zested)

Method:

  • Preheat oven to hot, 200C.
  • Lightly grease each recess of a (¼ cup) muffin pan.
  • Using a 10cm cutter, cut 12 rounds from pastry. Ease pastry into prepared pans. Chill for 15 minutes. Prick bases and bake for 5-10 mins.
  • Meanwhile, combine water, lemon juice, sugar and cornflour in a saucepan, until smooth. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 mins.
  • Stir in yolks, butter and rind and allow to cool slightly. Spoon into prepared tart shells. Chill until firm.
  • To make the meringue, in a clean, dry bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar dissolves and foam is stiff, thick and glossy.
  • Increase oven to very hot, 220C. Dollop meringue roughly over filling in each tart. Bake for 4-5 mins until lightly browned. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.