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Lemon meringue tart, lime zests

Fruits, Biscuit Dough, Cream, Sweet, Vegetarian

A smaller version to a crowd favorite!  A clear lemon cream covered with a Swiss meringue and caramelized at the last minute.

Ingredients

Recipe for 4

Pie dough

280 Gr
Salted butter
40 Gr
Sugar
1 Unit(s)
Egg
60 Gr
Icing sugar
60 Gr
Almond powder
260 Gr
Wheat flour

Clear lemon cream

310 Ml
Water
275 Gr
Sugar
35 Gr
Cornstarch
2 Unit(s)
Lemon zests
240 Ml
Lemon juice
4 Unit(s)
Egg yolk
25 Gr
Butter

Swiss meringue

50 Gr
Egg white
55 Gr
Sugar
5 Gr
Cornstarch
Lemon meringue tart, lime zests

Preparation time: 60 min

Preheat your oven at 356 °F

  • Pie dough

    If your butter is too hard, pass it in the microwave very briefly until it is nice and soft but not melted.  Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the sugar.  Combine well with a whisk.  Add the eggs one at a time, whisking them in before adding the next.  Add all of the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.  Wrap your dough ball in plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

    When ready to form, lightly warm it with your hands and roll it out.  Rolling it on parchment paper instead of on the counter will save you some cleaning up!  Once satisfied with the thickness, you can cut the pie dough into the desired size.   Once on the desired mold, cook in the oven at 356°F (180°C).

  • Clear lemon cream

    In a sauce pot, combine all of the ingredients except for the butter in the order indicated in the ingredients section.  Bring to a boil while continuously whisking.  Let it boil for at least 30 seconds.  Pass the cream through a fine mesh sieve and then incorporate the butter with your whisk.

    Set aside in the fridge covered in plastic wrap.

  • Swiss meringue

    In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the egg whites, sugar and starch.  Place on a steam bath.  With a whisk, start to whip the egg whites and don't stop!  Once the egg mix is a little hotter than your fingers, remove from the steam bath and place it on the stand mixer.  Whisk until it has fully cooled.  With the help of a pastry bag, garnish your lemon tarts with the meringue.

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To avoid having clumps of starch, combine it with the sugar before adding it to the sauce pot.  You can also give it a quick mix with a hand blender.

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