Lemon Meringue Tart with Organic Eggs (Recipe)

Have you ever had an Heirloom Egg? Seriously just looking at them is a treat – known for their blue & chocolate brown colors and rich flavor. Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs has crafted a recipe using their Heirloom Eggs with the sweet tooth in mind, which is exactly what caught our eye. Enjoy their recipe for a Lemon Meringue Tart

Lemon Meringue Tart with Organic Eggs

Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs Lemon Meringue Tart Recipe (Courtesy of Chef Lynn Mansel)

10 oz. plain King Arthur’s Flour
Pinch of Salt
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
6 oz unsalted butter, diced, room temp
1 large Pete and Gerry’s Heirloom egg yolk
8 – inch diameter tart shell (with removable bottom)

Pastry Directions

Mix flour, salt and sugar together. Add butter and egg yolk, then mix lightly until it’s a firm ball. Chill for 30 minutes before rolling.

Filling Ingredients:

Juice of 2 lemons
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
6 large Pete and Gerry’s Heirloom Eggs
1 cup heavy cream

Filling Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out chilled pastry dough on floured surface about 1/8″ thickness. Use it to line tart shell, leave a little excess hanging over pan’s edge. Let rest for 30 minutes. Line tart shell with parchment paper or rice paper and bake about 12-15 minutes (or until light golden brown) Remove and cool.

Reduce oven to 275 degrees. Whisk all ingredients for tart filling. Trim edges of tart shell and remove parchment or rice paper. Place shell on middle oven rack, pull out slightly, and pour in filling. Carefully slide back in.

Bake until filling looks firm and slightly set. (about 30 minutes). Turn oven off, let tart set and cool inside for another 45 minutes

Meringue Ingredients

4 large Pete and Gerry’s Egg whites
2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar

Meringue Directions

For best results for this dessert recipe, make 10-15 minutes before serving.

Preheat broiler. Warm sugar without melting or dissolving – just warm it. In a clean bowl, whip egg whites until you see soft peaks. Add warm sugar, then continue beating until you see firm, glossy peaks. Spread over lemon tart and broil about 4-5 inches from a heat source, until golden brown. Alternatively, you may run a blow torch over the meringue until caramelized. Let cool briefly and serve complete product.


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