Monday, March 10, 2014

Lemon meringue pie

This pie is one of my absolute favorites! I can't get tired of it! 
It's the perfect combination of sour and sweet and ''only'' takes about two hours to make.

What you need: 
For the crust: 
3dl flour
150g butter
2 tablespoons cold water

For the filling:
4 eggs
4dl confectioners sugar
3 large lemons (4 small ones)
150g butter

For the meringue: 
4 egg whites
3dl sugar

How you make the pie: 
Step1: Preheat your oven to 175 degrees celsius.

Start by making the crust
Step2: Mix the ingredients together till they become an even dough and then roll it out with a rolling pin so that is about 0.5cm thick.
Step3: Butter a heatproof pie dish and cover the inside with dough and poke about 30 small holes in the bottom of the crust with a fork.
Step4: Bake the crust in the oven for about 15 minutes so that it becomes golden brown.

Continue with the filling. 
Step5: Melt the butter and let it cool.
Step6: Grate the lemon zest off of the lemon and squeeze the juice out of it.
Step7: whisk the eggs together and add the lemon juice, zest, the confectioners sugar by sifting it into the egg mixture and the butter.
Step8: Pour the filling into the crust and bake it in the oven for 15-20 minutes and then let it cool.

Finnish of by making the meringue: 
Step9: Mix the egg whites together with the sugar until it's become fluffy and white. (You should be able to hold the bowl up-side-down for a few seconds without it even moving).
Step10: Spread out the meringue on top of the pie by piping it on top or just using a spoon and then bake it in the oven for a few minutes just so that the top of the meringue gets a few golden brown spots.
Take it out, let it cool and then serve it!

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