Individual Lime Meringue Pie

First of all, Happy International Pi Day! Today I decided to make a lemon meringue pie, but changed the lemon for lime as I prefer limes, and it is definitely a winner in my family! It’s super easy to make and just as easy to eat…

 

Ingredients (to make 6):

  • 3 limes
  • 25g butter
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • Shortcrust pastry (I use shop bought pastry but you can easily make your own)
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1tsp salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan
  2. Add the juice of the three limes to a saucepan along with the butter (in small chunks), 2 eggs and the granulated sugar
  3. Heat for around 10 minutes, whisking frequently, until the mixture has thickened
  4. Leave to one side and cut the pastry into circles wide enough to fill each ramekin
  5. Bake the pastry blind for around 15 minutes
  6. Remove the pastry from the oven and spoon the lime curd mixture into each ramekin
  7. In a mixing bowl add the whites of 3 eggs and whisk until stiff peaks form (use an electric whisk)
  8. Add the caster sugar slowly as you continue to whisk the egg whites, and then add the salt
  9. Gently spoon the meringue on top of the pastry in the ramekins and then bake for 15-20 minutes until the meringue is golden brown
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before eating

 

Tips:

  1. You can bake the pastry blind with baking beans, or alternatively, if you do not have these, prick the pastry with a fork several times and then bake
  2. In stage 6, you may want to sieve the lime curd before adding it to the pastry if it is slightly ‘gritty’

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Individual Lime Meringue Pie

  1. Wow, How have I never stumbled across this blog before. Your pictures are amazing and the recipes are brilliant. Cheers for the recipe!

    Oh and cheers for the like over at The Bearded Blog!

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