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Miniature Grapefruit Meringue Pies

Sophie.Michell's picture
Lemon meringue pies are an all time classic. In this recipe I have made them with pink grapefruit juice instead, not only do they look amazing, but fresh grapefruit juice makes great curd. The curd is also wonderful on toast, pancakes, muffins etc, so it's a good idea to make extra. The pistachios are not essential, but they are darn pretty!” – Sophie Michell
Ingredients
  Shortcrust pastry 375 Gram (Ready Made)
  Pink grapefruit 5 , 2 fruits segmented, 3 fruits-juiced, make about 200ml, grated rind of 1
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Caster sugar 150 Gram
  Egg whites 6 (Keep 3 Whites Back For The Meringue)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Unsalted butter 50 Gram
  Egg whites 3
  Crushed pista 1 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Firstly preheat the oven to 180°C, roll out the pastry and line the pastry in 4 individual tart cases. Then line with greaseproof paper over the top and add some baking beans.
2. Bake for 15 minutes, then take out the beans and finish off until golden.
3. Then go on to make the curd. Place a saucepan of water on to boil, and in a bowl that fits snugly on top of the saucepan, add the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, zest, egg yolks, butter, sugar and salt, this cooking method is called en bain marie.
4. Place the bowl on top of the saucepan and heat while whisking until thickened. Then take off and pour into the tart cases.
5. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks, and gradually add the sugar, one spoon at a time, whisking in-between, until stiff and glossy. Then spoon onto the tarts and top with a sprinkling of crushed pistachios.
6. Finally pop back in the oven for 15 minutes until a little golden and serve with the refreshing grapefruit segments on the side.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Fusion
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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