Sunday, 5 March 2017

Syn Free Lemon Meringue Pie

Syn Free Lemon Meringue Pie

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Number of Servings: 4 servings


1 Tub Quark (250g)
1 Lemon
3 Eggs (Medium)
4 tbsp Sweetener


  • Grate lemon rind and juice.
  • Separate egg whites/yolks.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F
  • Put the Quark into a mixing bowl and give it a good stir/beat to loosen it up and make it smooth and creamy.
  • Lightly grate the lemon rind on the fine side of a grater. Add to the mixing bowl.
  • Juice the lemon and add to the mixing bowl. Tip: Put the lemon in the microwave for 10-30 seconds (depending on wattage). This releases the juice and you get more.
  • Add egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of sweetener.
  • Give the contents of the mixing bowl a vigorously stir with a big spoon. Make sure the yolks are broken and thoroughly blended in.
  • Split the lemon/quark mixture between 4 ramekins. Fill to just over halfway (2/3 max). Use another ramekins rather than over fill.

  • If you don't have ramekins you can put in a pie dish (and portion after it's cooked). Tip: If you use a pie dish don't use a small deep one. If you pack this too deep you'll end up with gooey eggy filling and under-cooked meringue.

  • Put on a baking tray and cook for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, Whilst the ramekins are in the oven.................
  • Put the egg whites in bowl and whisk until you get a white foam that is stiff enough to hold a peak when you remove the whisk.
  • NOTE: Don't use the bowl you've just used for the quark unless you've washed and thoroughly dried it.
  • Gradually add 2 tablespoons of sweetener into the white foam (while still whisking). Don't tip the sweetener in; sprinkle it like you would do putting it on cereal. Tip: Use powdered sweetener if you can. Granulated will work, powdered is better.
  • You can over whisk it, so stop as soon as it is thick and glossy and holds its shape.
  • After 10 minutes, take the ramekins out of the oven and gently spoon meringue equally over each one.
  • Put back in the oven and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Serve chilled.
SYNS UPDATE: I still use the sweetener as Syn Free, although Slimming World now stipulate that sweeteners now have a syn value of 0.5 per tbsp. So, up to you, if you want to syn this, then it is just 2 syns total, or 0.5 syn per ramekin!

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