Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola

Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola

I made this lemon meringue pie for a special day of barbecue because the host asked me, since it’s his favorite pie. At the end it was the same for all of us because it was spectacular!, the base is made with shortbread pastry crust and filled with a sour lemon cream, it’s covered with meringue au gratin and with crunchy Emma’s Granola on top of the meringue a very special sweet sour contrast with different textures.

This dessert is known as Lemon Meringue Pie, it’s a classic in English baking. It has been made since the 16th century and became famous thanks to Queen Elizabeth of England, who had it served at banquets in her palace.

Instructions to make the Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola:

  1. Let’s make the shortbread pastry crunch for the base of the cake.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170ºC
  3. Mix the flour, salt and butter with the electric mixer at low speed to a sandy consistency where everything is well mixed.
  4. Add 4-6 tablespoons of water depending on the room temperature and the type of flour or butter, do not add too much water and mix with the hands until you get a homogeneous dough.
  5. Roll the dough on the counter with a little flour. Line a mold with baking paper to put the dough on, mold the dough well forming the edges with a fork or your fingers and to avoid that the dough rises when baking, prick the dough with a fork.
  6. Put in the oven for about 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool
  8. For the lemon cream, mix the lemon juice, water, sugar, lemon zest and cornstarch in a saucepan and put it on the stove at a low heat until it reaches the boiling point. Stir continuously with the hand mixer until it thickens.
  9. Remove from the stove and add a bit of the mixture to the egg yolks, mix it slowly and add the rest, put it back on the stove at a low heat and until it thickens.
  10. Pour the mixture over the pie crust base.
  11. Preheat the oven to 150ºC
  12. For the meringue use 7 egg whites at room temperature, beat them in a bowl and add little by little 2 spoons of sugar, continue beating until all the sugar is incorporated and the mixture is rather firm forming peaks. Add the teaspoon of vanilla essence and mix it.
  13. Add all the meringue to the top of the cake, covering it well and forming peaks and waves with the back of a spoon.
  14. Place in the oven for 20 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.
  15. Leave to cool completely for at least 3 hours and add Emma’s Granola crisp over the meringue.

Ingredients:

  • 7 egg yolks
  • 300 g sugar
  • 250 ml lemon juice
  • lemon zest 5 lemons
  • 80 g butter
  • 420 ml water
  • 70 g cornstarch
  • For the short pastry:
  • 240 g wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 120 g butter at room temperature
  • For the meringue:
  • 7 egg whites
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola step by step
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma's Granola
Lemon Meringue Pie with Emma’s Granola