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Blackberry Meringue Pie

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 200 Gram (1 1/3 Cups)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter 100 Gram, cut in small pieces (7 Tablespoons)
  Sugar 25 Gram (2 Tablespoons)
  Egg 1 (25 Grams)
  Ice water 3 Tablespoon
  Blackberries 350 Gram (2 1/2 Cups)
  Sugar 75 Gram (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  Gooseberry jam 75 Gram (1/4 Cup)
  Egg whites 3
  Powdered sugar 100 Gram, sifted (1 Scant Cup)
Directions

To make pastry, sift flour and salt into a large bowl.
Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
With a fork, mix in sugar, egg and enough water to make a dough.
Wrap in foil and refrigerate 30 minutes.
To make filling, sprinkle blackberries with sugar and drain over a saucepan.
Warm berry juice.
Combine cornstarch and water; stir into berry juice.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and simmer; stir until thickened.
Add blackberries; cool.
Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C).
On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit an 8-inch (20-cm) flan tin with a removable bottom.
Place:dough in tin.
Bake blind,15 minutes or until golden; cool.
Raise oven temperature to 350°F (175°C).
Spread jam over pastry shell.
Add blackberry mixture.
To make meringue, beat egg whites until stiff.
Beat in powdered sugar.
Place in a pastry bag fitted with a fluted nozzle.
Pipe a lattice over blackberry filling.
Bake 15 minutes at 350°F (175°C).
Cool slightly in tin.
Cool completely on a rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Everyday

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