Raspberry meringue pies

servings4
60 minutes

Ingredients

Raspberry filling

  • 400g of raspberry purée
  • 3 eggs
  • 120g of caster sugar
  • 150g of butter, diced
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 bronze gelatine leaves

Tart cases

  • 1 pack of filo pastry sheets
  • 100g of butter, clarified and melted
  • icing sugar for dusting

Meringue

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 150g of caster sugar

Method

1
To make the raspberry filling, soak the gelatine leaves in cold water until floppy. Whisk the eggs and sugar together
  • 6 bronze gelatine leaves
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 eggs
  • 120g of caster sugar
2
Add the raspberry purée and whisk together over a bain-marie until thick. The mixture should hold a ribbon trail when the whisk is lifted up. Whisk in the butter and cook again until thick
  • 400g of raspberry purée
  • 150g of butter
3
Add the soaked gelatine leaves to the mixture and pour through a fine sieve into a tray
4
Cling-film the top of the tray to prevent a skin forming and leave to cool in the fridge. When cool, spoon into a piping bag
5
To make the tart cases, heat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4. Cut the filo into squares slightly bigger than the moulds you are using
  • 1 pack of filo pastry sheets
6
Brush 1 sheet of filo pastry at a time with the clarified butter, then place a buttered square into the mould and push down
  • 100g of butter
7
Repeat this process 4 times, slightly turning each sheet in the mould so you form a star shape
8
Dust each mould with icing sugar then bake for 3-4 minutes until golden. Cool on a rack
  • icing sugar for dusting
9
To make the meringue top, whisk the egg whites and half a teaspoon of the lemon juice in a clean bowl until doubled in volume and holding a stiff peak
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 lemon
10
Keep the whisk running and add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Whisk until all the sugar has been added and the whites are glossy. Place the meringue into a piping bag with a star nozzle
  • 150g of caster sugar
11
To plate, pipe the raspberry curd into each tart and then pipe meringue on top. Caramelise the tops with a blow torch. Serve on a large serving plate