Rhubarb Meringue Tart

Rhubarb Meringue Tart

Serves 8-10

Ingredients:

1 x sheet of frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed

1 tsp Connacht Gold Fresh Milk

6 rhubarb stalks, cut into 1cm chunks

120g caster sugar

4 egg yolks

Zest and juice from ½ a lemon

45g cold Connacht Gold Creamery Butter, cubed

For the meringue:

6 egg whites

300g caster sugar

1 tsp white vinegar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cream of tartar

Method:

1. 1 Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. Roll out the pastry on a lightly-floured work surface and use it to line the base of a 23cm tart tin. Trim off any excess. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, then line with parchment paper and fill with baking beans.

2. 2 Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the beans and parchment paper, brush with the milk and bake for 10-15 minutes until just golden.

3. 3 Heat the rhubarb and 50g of sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat, stirring, for 15 minutes until very soft. Transfer to a blender and purée until smooth. Push the mixture through a sieve and discard any pulp.

4. 4 Heat the egg yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice and remaining sugar in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, until the sugar dissolves.

5. 5 Gradually whisk in the rhubarb purée and the butter until thickened. Remove from the heat.

6. 6 Beat the egg whites for the meringue until soft peaks form. Slowly whisk in the sugar until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy.

7. 7 Add the vinegar, vanilla extract and cream of tartar and beat until combined.

8. 8 Spoon the rhubarb custard into the tart shell. Pipe or spoon over the meringue.

9. 9 Bake for 10-15 minutes until the meringue is golden. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Per Serving 247kcals, 6.4g fat (3g saturated), 45.2g carbs, 42.6g sugars, 3.7g protein, 0.6g fibre, 0.06g sodium

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