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Gooseberry Meringue Pie

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 250 Gram (1 2/3 Cup)
  Butter 125 Gram, cut in small pieces (1/2 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon)
  Sugar 50 Gram (1/4 Cup)
  Egg 1
  Gooseberries 1 Pound, washed and stemmed (500 Gram)
  Water 450 Milliliter (Scant 2 Cups)
  Milk 450 Milliliter (Scant 2 Cups)
  Egg yolks 2
  Cornstarch 20 Gram (3 Tablespoon)
  Egg whites 3
  Powdered sugar 150 Gram, sifted (Generous 1 Cup)
Directions

To make pastry, sift flour into a large bowl.
Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter evenly.
Lightly mix in sugar and egg to make a dough.
Wrap in foil and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit a 9-inch (23-cm) springform cake pan.
Place dough in pan.
Bake blind 20 minutes or until golden.
Increase oven temperature to 425°F (220°C).
To make filling, simmer gooseberries, water and 2 tablespoons (25 g) sugar in a large saucepan until soft.
Cool in a strainer over a bowl.
In a medium bowl, beat remaining sugar, 1/4 cup (50 ml) milk, yolks and cornstarch.
Bring remaining milk to a boil in a medium saucepan.
Stir hot milk into cornstarch mixture.
Return mixture to heat; bring to a boil, stirring until thickened.
Pour into pastry shell.
Top with gooseberries.
To make meringue, beat egg whites until stiff.
Add powdered sugar and beat again.
Spread meringue over gooseberries.
Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned.
Cool slightly in pan, transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Recipe Summary

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

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