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

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

Method:

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!!!


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5 comments

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. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

blkenigma888 said...

Hi!
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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