Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lemon Merigue Pie

1 ¾ cup digestive biscuits, crushed (e.g. 1 pkt Granita biscuits)
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
2 heaped tbsp white sugar
½ pkt (125g) butter

Preheat oven to 175°C.
Put all above ingredients in bowl and mix well.
Press gently into bottom of pie dish.
Bake for 8 mins.
Remove & allow to cool.

400g can sweetened condensed milk
½ cup lemon or lime juice
rind of two lemons or limes
3 egg yolks, beaten

Mix all above ingredients well in bowl.
Add to cooled pie base.

3 egg whites
4 tbsp caster sugar
¼ tsp cream of tartar

Beat egg whites with electric beaters/whisk until firm.
While still beating, add sugar & cream of tartar until stiff.
Spoon or pipe decoratively onto pie.
Bake for 10 minutes or until tips are golden.
Allow to cool before serving with cream or ice cream, if desired.