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Lemon pie

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Method

For the crust

  • In a bowl add the flour, icing sugar, zest of 1 lemon, salt, and the ice-cold butter cut into cubes.
  • Crumble the mixture with your hands and break down the butter until the flour becomes yellow like wet sand. Ideally, you have to wear gloves in order for the butter to not melt.
  • Add the egg, the ice-cold water, and mix until your mixture thickens and you get an elastic dough.
  • Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour to rest.
  • Remove and allow 10 minutes for the dough to start softening.
  • Spread parchment paper onto your working surface and dust with a little flour.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out the frozen dough and place it onto the parchment paper.
  • Dust it with flour, cover it with parchment paper and roll it out well with the rolling pin.
  • If the parchment paper creases, add more flour and keep rolling out with the rolling pin.
  • Remove the parchment paper, wrap the dough onto the rolling pin, and transfer into a buttered and floured springform pan of 27 cm diameter.
  • Press the dough well with your hands, so that it sticks to the sides.
  • Cut the dough all around so that it has a 2 cm height. You can make cookies with the remaining dough.
  • With a fork, prick the dough’s base on several spots.
  • Spread plastic wrap and add legumes as pie weights, so that your tart won’t rise.
  • Fold the plastic wrap’s edges inwards and bake in a preheated oven at 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan, for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, take out the pie weights, and put it again in the oven, for 20 minutes, so that it is well baked. You cannot cook the legumes that you used as pie weights. You can only use them again as pie weights for your tarts.
  • Remove from the oven, spread the whole surface of the tart with egg wash (an egg yolk diluted in 1 tablespoon water) and bake for 5 more minutes, until golden.
  • Remove from the oven and allow 10-20 minutes for your crust to cool.

For the lemon curd

  • In a pot add the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and transfer over low heat.
  • Constantly mix with a hand whisk for 3-4 minutes, until the cream thickens. Transfer into a dosing container, add the butter cut into cubes, and beat with an immersion blender until the butter is dissolved.
  • Spread it over the tart crust and refrigerate for 1 hour to cool.

For the meringue

  • In a bowl add the sugar, egg whites, vanilla extract, salt, and transfer it over a pot with simmering water, creating a bain-marie.
  • Constantly mix with a hand whisk for 5-6 minutes, until the mixture turns white and thick. If you have a thermometer, it should reach 70-75ο C (160-170ο F).
  • Transfer into a mixer’s bowl, carefully so to not get any water into the bowl, and beat with the whisk attachment for 3-4 minutes until the meringue thickens.
  • Remove the tart from the refrigerator and spread the meringue with a spoon.
  • Brown the meringue with a blowtorch or grill the tart until the meringue turns golden brown, and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

695
Calories (kcal)
35 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

38.0
Total Fat (g)
54 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

22.0
Saturated Fat (g)
110 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

78.0
Total Carbs (g)
30 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

50.0
Sugars (g)
56 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

10.0
Protein (g)
20 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.5
Fibre (g)
6 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.34
Sodium (g)
6 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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