Desserts & Baking

Lemon meringue in a jar

20 minutes
1 hour
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Badsberg Special Late Harvest

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  • 1 x 200 g packet of Tennis buscuits
  • 1 x 200 g packet Ginger Nut biscuits
  • 175 g butter
  • 220 g caster sugar
  • 4 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • For meringue topping
  • 6 free-range egg whites
  • 350 g caster sugar

Preheat the oven to 220°C.

Crush the biscuits and melt 50 g butter. Mix the crushed biscuits with the melted butter and spread a thin layer in the base of each jar.

Melt the remaining butter, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl suspended over a pan of boiling water. Once the sugar and butter have dissolved, slowly add the eggs, whisking until the mixture thickens. Add the lemon zest. Chill for 1 hour.

Top the biscuit bases with a spoonful of chilled lemon curd, followed by more biscuit base, and keep layering until the jar is almost filled with lemon curd and biscuit.

Top the lemon curd mixture with 2 T meringue topping.

Bake the jars for 5 to 8 minutes or until the meringue is golden, or use a blowtorch to caramelise it.

To make the meringue topping, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add the sugar, 1 T at a time, and keep beating until all the sugar has been added.

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