lemon meringue pie spoons

Lemon meringue pie spoons

  • makes 8
  • A little effort

These sweet canapés will get everyone talking. You can buy ceramic flat-bottomed soup spoons in Asian grocers. Serve these little lemon meringue mouthfuls warm or cold.

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Ingredients

  • digestive biscuits 50g
  • lemon curd 100g
  • crème fraîche 50g
  • egg white 1
  • caster sugar 60g

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the biscuits in a plastic sandwich bag and bash with a rolling pin until you have a rough crumb mixture.

  • Step 2

    Divide three quarters of the biscuits between the bottoms of the spoons.

  • Step 3

    Mix together the lemon curd and crème fraîche. spoon on top of the biscuits and then scatter over the remaining biscuits. Keep to one side.

  • Step 4

    Whisk the egg white in a bowl until you have soft peaks. add the caster sugar and continue to whisk until you have a thick, spoonable meringue. Spoon or pipe a swirl of meringue on top of the biscuit crumbs and put the spoons on a baking sheet.

  • Step 5

    Grill for a minute or so until they just begin to colour. Leave to rest for a few minutes until the spoons are cool enough to hold and then serve.

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