When Ross and I went to Fiji in April this year for our last trip before we are a family, we had plenty of time to relax but also to chat. One night when we were doing random questions to see if we knew each other well, I discovered that his favorite dessert is… A lemon meringue tart! 4 years together and I never knew that! Especially that I have been cooking so many desserts but never a lemon meringue tart!! I felt so embarrassed!
Anyway, back from Fiji, I decided to cook my first lemon meringue tart, with a huge success! Here is the recipe.
First you have to make the dough, so you will need:
150g butter (soft)
2 egg yolks
A bit of water
Mix it all in a bowl, spread it on baking paper and place it in the tart tray. Poke a few holes with a folk and put it in the oven at 180C for 15/20min or less, depends on your oven.
Then you have to prepare the lemon mix. You will need:
Juice of 3 lemons
Half a lemon zest
Heat it all in a pan for a few minutes.
3 beaten eggs
100g melted butter
1 spoon of almond meal
Increase the heat and continually stir with a wisk the mix until it is thick, be careful not to burn it. See what the mix should look like on the picture below:
Here you go, the lemon meringue tart is ready, enjoy!
Ross loved it and said there is nothing to change! I even received some feedback from his work colleagues who said:
“Light, fragrant, perfect balance of sweet & sour, exquisite texture and crumbly crust”
“It feels like someone is dancing on my tongue. The crust tastes like shortbread”