Clementine Meringue Pie

As its New Years Day we had family over, and I decided it was high time I made a fancy dessert, and not just a normal cake. I found this recipe for clementine meringue pie in one of my food magazines, I've never made any sort of meringue pie; the fact that it turned out well is testament to the simplicity of this recipe rather then my cooking skill.

It takes some time around 1  -  1 1/2 hours, as you need to wait for everything to cool completely before you put the components together.

Clementine Meringue Pie

Serves - 8
Propoints - 7

250g shortcrust pastry, I used ready-made
Flour, for dusting
4 clementines
70g butter
80g caster sugar
20g cornflour
2 eggs, separated


Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5/ 190 Celsius. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 20cm loose-bottom flan tin. Line with a little baking parchment and baking beans ( I just used brown rice) and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Finely grate zest from the clementines and squeeze the juice. Place in a pan with the butter and 30g of the caster sugar, and heat gently for about 5 minutes until the butter and sugar dissolves.

Whisk together the cornflour and 3 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl until you have a smooth thin paste. Beat in the separated egg yolks, then whisk into the hot clementine mixture. Cook over a low heat, stirring continuously for about 5 minutes, until the mixture thickens and becomes glossy. Remove from the heat. Allow to cool. Use this to fill the cooked pastry case.

In a clean grease-free bowl, whisk the separated egg whites until think and they hold their shape. Add the remaining caster sugar, a spoonful at a time, whisking well after each addition until you have a thick glossy meringue that stands in stiff peaks.

Pile meringue on top of the filled tart and place in the oven for 5 minutes, so the meringue is just golden. Allow the pie to cool before slicing and serving.

I'm trying to improve my food photography. What do you think of the final two pictures? I need to get some food props and put in some new windows - I need more light!!!

H xo


Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

You have some wonderful recipes, this looks great!!

Helen said...

Thanks lovely. It was totally delish! xo

Lisa said...

That pie sounds super tasty. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your pie up.

blkenigma888 said...

This looks delicious! Come join my linky party, A Themed Baker's Sunday. The theme this week is Citrus! I would love for you to bring this recipe and/or any other citrus-y recipe along! See you there! :D
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blkenigma888 said...

Congrats! You were featured in this week's Themed Baker's Sunday! Come on over and grab a I was Featured Button and link up another recipe for this next weeks linky party; the theme is Caramel! See you there!
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