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Lime Curd Meringue Tarts Recipe

This lime curd meringue tarts recipe is gluten-free, wheat-free, yeast-free and dairy-free.

Ingredients :

Preparation & cook time : 1 hour 15 minutes (plus cooling and refrigeration)

Makes 6

  • 2 egg whites

  • cup (110g) caster sugar

  • 2 teaspoons pure icing sugar

  • 6 fresh mint leaves

  • 1 teaspoon pure icing sugar, extra

lime curd:

  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly

  • cup (110g) caster sugar

  • 90g dairy-free spread

  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime rind

  • green food coloring

Wheat-Free & Gluten-Free Recipe - Lime Curd Meringue Tarts

Method :

  1. Preheat oven to 130C/110C fan-forced. Line six-hole (1/3-cup/80ml) muffin pan with paper cases.

  2. Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form; gradually add both sugars, one tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar dissolves between additions.

  3. Spoon meringue into paper cases; using the back of a metal spoon, make a small hollow in each meringue.

  4. Bake meringues about 1 hour; cool in oven with door ajar.

  5. Meanwhile, make lime curd. To make lime curd, strain eggs into medium heatproof bowl; stir in sugar, spread and juice. Stir over medium saucepan of simmering water until mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat. Stand bowl in sink of cold water, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until cold. Stir in rind and tint with food coloring. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until thick.

  6. Serve meringues topped with curd, then mint leaves. Dust with extra sifted icing sugar.

Cooking Tips & Food Facts for Wheat-Free & Gluten-Free Diet

Baking Tips

Baking Tip : You need about three limes for this recipe.
Storage : Meringues are best made and eaten on the same day. Top meringues with curd just before serving.

Food Facts & Glossary of Baking Ingredients

  • caster sugar is superfine or finely granulated table sugar.

  • pure icing sugar is also known as confectioners' sugar or powdered sugar; has no added corn flour.

  • dairy-free spread (dairy-free margarine) is a commercially produced margarine, free of dairy products.

  • food coloring is vegetable-based substance available in liquid, paste or gel form.

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