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Josh and Amy - Lemon Meringue Pie

Prep time: 1 hour    Cook time: 40 mins    Serves: 8

Ingredients

Pastry

200g plain flour

2tbs icing sugar

125g cold butter, chopped

2-3 tbs cold water

Filling

395g can condensed milk

Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated

125ml lemon juice

3 egg yolks

Champagne Berries

100ml champagne or sparkling white wine

2tbs icing sugar

Juice of 1 orange

500g strawberries, quartered

Meringue

3 egg whites

150g caster sugar

Method

  1. To make pastry, sift combined flour and icing sugar into a processor. Add butter. Process to form fine crumbs. Add enough water and process just until a dough comes together.
  2. Shape pastry into a large disc and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C.
  4. Roll out pastry between two sheets of baking paper and use to line base and side of a 23cm round fluted tart tin with removable base. Line with baking paper and fill with baking beads.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove paper and beads and bake for about a further 10 minutes or until golden and crisp. Cool completely.
  6. To make filling, whisk all ingredients together. Pour into cold tart shell.
  7. To prepare Champagne berries, stir Champagne, juice and sugar together in large bowl. Add strawberries. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to macerate.
  8. To make meringue, beat egg whites with an electric mixer to form soft peaks. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is thick and glossy and sugar has dissolved.
  9. Spoon or pipe meringue into pie over filling.
  10. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until meringue is golden and crisp. Cool at room temperature. Remove from tin and cut into slices.
  11. Serve pie with berries on the side.
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