Rhubarb Meringue Pie
 
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Pastry
  • 1¾c plain flour
  • ½c sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk (reserve egg white for meringue)
Filling
  • 350g rhubarb
  • ¾c water
  • 1 lemon - juiced
  • ⅓c cornflour
  • 2c sugar
  • 60g butter
  • 4 egg yolks (reserve egg whites for meringue)
Meringue
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1¼c sugar
Method
Pastry
  1. Preheat the oven to 200*C.
  2. Place flour, sugar, and butter into a food processor. Process until to crumbly.
  3. Add in the egg and additional egg yolk to the mixture, and process again to bring the dough together.
  4. Allow the pastry to rest for half an hour.
  5. Roll the pastry out till it is half a centimeter thick.
  6. Line a 25cm flan tin with the pastry.
  7. Blind bake the pastry for 20 minutes or until crisp.
Filling
  1. Cut the rhubarb into 2cm lengths.
  2. Place in a microwave dish with the water.
  3. Microwave for 5 minutes or until soft.
  4. Drain the rhubarb through a sieve and reserve the liquid - you will need 1¼ c of juice. Discard the pulp.
  5. Into a saucepan, place the cornflour, sugar, rhubarb juice, and lemon juice.
  6. Bring the mixture on the stove and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
  7. Allow to boil for 1 minute or until the mixture has thickened.
  8. Remove from the stove, and beat in the butter, followed by the egg yolks.
  9. While still hot, pour into the pastry shell.
Meringue Topping
  1. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  2. Add the sugar in, a little at a time, until all of it has dissolved and the mixture is thick and stiff.
  3. Spoon the meringue mixture over the filled pastry shell.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until the meringue starts to golden.
Recipe by Country Life Experiment at http://countrylifeexperiment.com/2015/10/rhubarb-meringue-pie/