Pineapple Meringue Pie

Submitted by: Lisa Ellison
Too yummy for words

Serves: 8

Preparation time:

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: dessert · pie · meringue ·

Ingredients

Crumb crust
185g shortbread biscuits
60g butter
Pineapple filling
4 tablespoons cornflour
55g (¼ cup) sugar
125ml (½ cup) water
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
450g can crushed pineapple
60g butter
2 egg yolks
Meringue topping
2 egg whites
75g (1/3 cup) caster sugar

Method

Step 1
Pineapple Filling: Combine cornflour (make sure spoon measures are level) and sugar in saucepan. Gradually stir in water, stir until mixture is smooth. Add lemon rind and undrained can of pineapple. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Continue stirring, reduce heat slightly, boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, quickly stir in butter and egg yolks. Mix well. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.

Step 2
Crumb Crust: Crush biscuits finely. Do this with a rolling pin, or in a blender or food processor. Biscuits must be crushed finely and evenly. Any large pieces of biscuits will cause the crumb crust to break when cut. It is a good idea to push crumbs through a fine sieve after crushing. Melt butter, add to crumbs, mix well with fork, press crumbs evenly over side and base of 23cm (9in) flan tin. Use glass or cup to press crumbs firmly and evenly on to side of tin, as shown. Refrigerate the crumb crust while the pineapple filling is cooling.

Step 3
Spread filling evenly into crumb crust, top with meringue, spreading it to edge of crust to form a seal. Meringue Topping: Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, gradually add sugar, beat until dissolved. Bake at 180°C for 5 to 10 minutes, or until surface 'of meringue is lightly browned.

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