Lemon custard meringue

July 26, 2017
Lemon custard meringue

Help yourself to a perfect balance of sweet and tart

Recipe by ANNA MONTALI

Photograph by GRAEME BORCHERS

Preparation by NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE

Styling by INGRID CASSON

Lemon custard meringue

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 200g amaretti, crushed
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) butter, at room temperature
  • CUSTARD

  • 250ml (1 cup) fresh cream
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) sugar
  • MERINGUE

  • 3 large egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 180g castor sugar
  • 250ml (1 cup) ready-made lemon curd

Instructions

1

Mix the amaretti with the butter. Line the bottom of 6 serving glasses with this and refrigerate until needed.

2

For the custard, heat the cream in a small saucepan until just boiling.

3

Whisk the yolks and sugar until smooth. Slowly pour half the hot cream into the yolk mixture, whisking vigorously and constantly.

4

Gradually pour the yolk mixture back into the remaining cream mixture, whisking vigorously. Continue to cook, stirring continuously, until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon.

5

Pour the custard over the amaretti base in the serving glasses and refrigerate again for 30 minutes.

6

For the meringue, beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff and glossy. Preheat the grill.

7

Spoon the lemon curd over the custard and top with the meringue. Place under the grill until browned, about 2 minutes, or brown with a blowtorch. Refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving.

shares Share Tweet Share Pinterest E-mail PrintHelp yourself to a perfect balance of sweet and tart Recipe by ANNA MONTALI Photograph by GRAEME BORCHERS Preparation by NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE Styling by INGRID CASSON Imka WebbImka Webb is the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine. You can contact her at [email protected] More From FHE:20 lemon recipes you have to make this year!15+ desserts you have to make this Valentine’s Day15…

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