Ah, lemon meringue pie! It’s a childhood favourite.
And this lemon meringue slice is a classic dessert that the whole family will enjoy.
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What Do You Need?
This is a fairly fiddly recipe, but it is still more simple than a lot of other lemon meringue recipes out there!
You will need a saucepan to make the lemon curd, and a bowl to transfer it into while it sets in the refrigerator. You will also need some cling film to cover it.
It is easier to make the pastry in a food processor, but if you don’t have one then you can do it by hand in a mixing bowl. You will need a rolling pin to roll out the pastry.
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To assemble and cook the slice you will need a tin that is about 20cm by 30cm in size. You will need to line the tin with parchment paper.
Also you will need more parchment paper and some baking weights or uncooked rice to help you blind bake the pastry.
You can make the meringue using a stand mixer, or a mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer. Once made, you can spread the meringue on by hand or pipe it neatly using a piping bag with a nozzle attachment.
The meringue is cooked on the highest shelf of the oven, but if you happen to have a kitchen blow torch then you can use this.
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This lemon meringue slice recipe is ideal for people who love cooking things from scratch. If you are a fan of the convenient options, here are a few shortcuts you can take.
- Lemon Curd – You could use store bought lemon curd instead of making your own. It will still taste lovely and it will save you a lot of time.
- Pastry – You could use ready to roll shortcrust pastry.
- Meringue – Homemade meringue is best, but if you are in a hurry then you could use ready made meringue nests.
If you’d like to make this but are gluten intolerant or follow a paleo diet, see our Grain Free Pastry Recipes