Lemon and Orange Meringue Pie

    Lemon and Orange Meringue Pie

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    This is a twist on lemon meringue pie with lime and orange as well in the filling. The crust is held together with egg white to make it lower in fat.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • Biscuit case
    • 150g wheatmeal biscuits
    • 1 egg white, whisked lightly to loosen
    • Citrus filling
    • grated rind and juice of 1 large lemon
    • grated rind and juice of 1 large lime
    • juice of 1 large orange
    • 50g cornflour
    • 2 large egg yolks
    • 80g caster sugar
    • Meringue topping
    • 3 large egg whites
    • 1/3 cup caster sugar

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. To make the case, place the biscuits in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Tip into a mixing bowl, add the egg white and stir until moistened.
    2. Spoon the biscuit mixture into a lightly greased, nonstick 23cm springform cake tin. Using the back of a spoon, press the crumbs in a thin layer over the bottom and sides of the tin. Bake for 7–10 minutes or until firm. Leave to cool.
    3. To make the filling, combine the rind and juice of the lemon and lime with the orange juice in a heatproof bowl. Stir in the cornflour to make a smooth paste. Bring 1 1/4 cups water to the boil in a saucepan. Pour the water over the juice mixture, stirring constantly, then return to the pan. Bring to the boil over medium heat, stirring. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 1 minute or until thick and smooth.
    4. Remove the pan from the heat and cool for a minute. Meanwhile, place the egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl and combine. Add a little of the hot citrus mixture and stir, then pour this into the remaining citrus mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Pour into the prepared biscuit case.
    5. To make the meringue topping, place the egg whites in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until stiff. Gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.
    6. Spoon the egg whites over the top of the citrus filling to cover evenly, swirling the egg whites attractively. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden-brown. Leave the pie to cool before serving.

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