Lemon & Lime Meringue Pie with Mullins Ice Cream


Serves : 6

Preparation : 20 minutes

Cooking : 35 minutes


For the Filling

  • 3 Limes - zest and juice (approx 150ml of juice)
  • 3 Lemons- zest and juice (approx 150ml of juice)
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 50g Cornflour
  • 200ml Water
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 15g Unsalted butter

For the Meringue

  • 4 large eggs (separated)

For the Pastry

  • 225g Plain flour
  • Pinch Salt
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp Caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg (yolk)


1. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the butter to the flour and then rub between your fingertips until a fine breadcrumb consistency is achieved.

2. Wrap the dough in cling film and allow to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before using.

3. Preheat the oven to 190 C and grease a 22cm/9in fluted loose-bottomed tin. Place the tin onto a baking tray.

4. Roll out the pastry until it's big enough to generously fit the tin, leaving excess pastry falling over the sides of the tin onto the baking tray underneath the tin - don't trim at this stage.

5. Line the pastry with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans. Now trim the excess pastry using a sharp knife. Bake the pastry case blind for about 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is pale golden and dried out - remove the paper and beans for the last five minutes. Lower the oven heat to 180 C

6. To make the filling, place the lemon and lime juice, zest and sugar in a pan and heat until the sugar is dissolved.

7. Mix the cornflour to a paste with 3 to 4 tbsp of the water and add to the juice in the pan along with the remaining water. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time.

8. Cool slightly and whisk in the egg yolks and butter. Pour the filling into the pastry case.

9. To make the meringue, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, then add one third of the sugar. Whisk for a further minute and add a third more sugar. Whisk for another minute and add the last of the sugar. The mixture should be smooth, thick and glossy.

10. Spoon the meringue over the filling covering it completely, then swirl it with the back of the spoon. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the meringue is golden.

11. Serve with your favourite Mullins Ice Cream!

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