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July 11, 2013

Blueberry Lemon Meringue

Lemon Meringue with a decadent Blueberry Compote ~ Summer's #1 dessert

It is time for the monthly Dessert Challenge again, hosted by Sheryl, from LADY BEHIND THE CURTAIN !

Our two main ingredients for this month's Dessert Challenge are Blueberries and Lemon ! I immediately knew what I wanted to make and here I am sharing it with you today.

If you would like to read about the monthly Dessert Challenge - click on the banner below! 

With A Blast: Dessert Challenge by THE LADY BEHIND THE CURTAIN

BLUEBERRY LEMON MERINGUE

8 - 10 servings

INGREDIENTS:

BLUEBERRY COMPOTE:

1 1/2 cups Blueberries, divided
3 TB Sugar
3 TB Water
1 t Lemon Juice
Pinch Lemon Zest
Pinch Salt
Pinch Cinnamon
1 t Flour

LEMON MERINGUE:

150g Tennis Biscuit crumbles   {or your favorite crust crumbs}
6 TB Margarine, melted
2 Extra-Large Eggs, separated
1 can (397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup + 2 TB Lemon Juice
1 t Lemon Peel, finely grated
Pinch Salt
4 TB Caster Sugar

DIRECTIONS:

*** First prepare the Blueberry Compote - it needs to cool and chill at least 2 hours before use ***

1.) Place all the ingredients {except 3/4 cup Blueberries and the Flour} in a small pot - cook over medium heat until the Sugar has dissolved - add the Flour - cook another minute -remove from the heat - stir in the remaining 3/4 cup Blueberries - cool and chill for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
2.) Pre-heat the oven to 160 deg C {325 deg F} - spray a standard size pie dish with cooking oil.
3.) Combine the Biscuit Crumbs and the Margarine - press into the bottom and sides of the prepared pie dish.
4.) Beat together the Egg Yolks, Condensed Milk, Lemon Juice, Peel and Salt until well combined.
5.) Pour the filling into the prepared crust - bake for 5 minutes - remove from oven.
6.) Beat the Egg Whites until stiff peaks form - add the Caster Sugar by the tablespoon.
7.) Scoop the Blueberry Compote around the outer sides {all round} over the Meringue Filling - scoop the beaten Egg Whites onto the middle - overlapping slightly with the Blueberry Compote - return to oven and bake another 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown and set.

Remove from the oven, let cool and place into the refrigerator to fully set.

Serve and enjoy !

With A Blast
Lemon Meringue with a decadent Blueberry Compote ~ Summer's #1 dessert

16 comments:

  1. Linda, your blueberry lemon meringue looks delicious!

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  2. Oh, boy....this combines two of my husband's favorite pies! I must make this for him!!!

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  3. This sounds so good, Linda! I really need to get back into the challenge - I took some time off with the move and I keep forgetting about it until it's too late :/ I'm off to check out the next challenge and set a reminder - maybe I'll be back in August :)

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  4. Hi - #3 here checking out the other recipes - this look great - I love how you did meringue!

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  5. That pie looks absolutely amazing! Blueberries and lemon meringue... love it!!

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  6. Hi Linda,
    Thanks so much for participating in this months Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge. Your recipe looks delicious! See you next month for Peaches and Cream! YUM! :)

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  7. That's a great lookin' pie, Linda! I LOVE blueberry desserts! I'm off to check out the yummy recipes on the Blog Hop! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Oh Linda, this looks absolutely grand, and right up my alley!

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  9. Hi Linda,
    I't's great fun to see all the different edible directions chefs took with this challenge. I like the presentation of the blueberry compote and then the meringue on this tart!

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  10. Hi Linda! I'm visiting via Say G'Day Saturday - so G'Day :) Hope you are having a great weekend. Love the sound of this pie - it's combining two of my favourite pies, lemon meringue and blueberry. I've pinned it to my Pies and Pastry Board.

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  11. wow, this looks great. Love anything with blueberries. It is amazing all the recipes that were submitted for the challenge.
    Have a great weekend,
    Bev

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  12. You SO had me at lemon meringue! It's my favorite pie ever. I love the addition of the blueberries. It turned out gorgeous!

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  13. Looks delicious~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  14. Another recipe pinned!
    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  15. Lemon and blueberries are a winning combination, but I never thought of putting them together this way. Can't wait to try it.

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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