Pineapple meringue pie recipe

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serves: 8
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 40 min
Cooking: 50 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 258 kCal 13%
Fat 11g 16%
  -  Saturates 6g 30%
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  • This recipe shows how to make your own homemade, buttery pastry which is the perfect base to this tropical flavoured dessert. With tangy pineapple, sweet meringue and a crumbly base, this dessert is really a really delicious after dinner treat. Serve with ice cream or cream for a luxurious end to your Sunday roast or for a mid-week pick me up.

    Ingredients

    • For the pastry:
    • 150g plain flour
    • 75g butter
    • For the filling:
    • 425g can pineapple pieces in juice, drained weight 250g
    • 1tbsp cornflour
    • 2 large eggs, separated
    • Knob of butter
    • 125g caster sugar
    • You will also need:
    • 23cm loose-based flan tin

    Method

    • To make the pastry: Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter, then add 2tbsp cold water and mix with a round-bladed knife to a dough. Knead to a round, then roll it out and line the tin. Chill for 30 minutes.

    • Set the oven to 200°C/392°F/Gas Mark 6. Prick the pastry base, then line it with foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Take out the foil and bake for a further 8-10 minutes until it’s browned. Take out of the oven and turn the oven temperature down to 150°C/302°F/Gas Mark 2.

    • To make the filling: Put the drained pineapple in a pan and crush it with a wooden spoon. Add the cornflour made into a paste with 2tbsp of the fruit juice. Bring to the boil over a low heat. Take off the heat and quickly stir in the egg yolks with a knob of butter. Set aside.

    • To make the meringue: Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Whisk in half the sugar, then add the rest of the sugar, a tablespoonful at a time.

    • Spread the filling in the pastry case. Put the meringue on top, using a palette knife, and bake for 20-25 minutes until just tinged brown. Cool for about an hour before serving with cream, if you like.

    Top tip for making Pineapple meringue pie

    You can use ready-made shortcrust pastry if you want a quicker dessert.

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