6 people

35 minutes preparation   /   40 minutes. to cook


+For shortbread

°1 vanilla bean

°50gm fine sugar

°125g flour

°50 grams soft butter

°1 whole egg

+To prepare lemon cream

°3 yellow lemons

°50 grams butter

°1 tbsp. Corn Starch

°4 eggs

°200gm fine sugar

+To prepare the meringue

°4 egg whites

°100gm powdered sugar

* Preparation:

Prepare the shortbread: cut the vanilla in half and scrape out the seeds. Mix the vanilla seeds with sugar in a bowl. Sift the flour directly onto the work surface. Cut the butter into small pieces and work with your fingertips into the flour until the mixture is sandy and there are no more butter chunks left. Drill a well in the resulting sand. Crack the egg and pour in the vanilla flavored sugar. Mix all ingredients with your fingertips, but don't over mix. Crush the dough to make it homogeneous, then roll it into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
pie plates, diameter 26 cm, covered with baking paper
Prepare the lemon cream: Rinse the lemon and remove the peel well. Squeeze the juice from the fruit. Gently melt the butter in a small saucepan. Dissolve cornstarch in 1 tablespoon of water. Crack the eggs into a bowl, then add the sugar and beat vigorously until the mixture turns white. Add the cornstarch, butter, juice, and lemon peel and mix.
Preheat the oven to 200°C (6-7°C).
Pour the lemon cream over the pastry base. Place in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the edges of the dough are golden and the cream is set. Taking pie out of oven & permit it cool.
Beat the egg whites until stiff, then mix in the powdered sugar at the last moment, gently lifting the whites so that they do not crack.
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Switch to the broiler.
Spread the meringue on the cold pie, smooth the surface with a spoon, then draw a decoration with the teeth of a fork. Stir the pie under the broiler for two or three minutes, until it takes on a nice color.
Remove the cake from the oven and immediately separate it from the pan and place on a rack to cool. Her feet are cold.

Enjoy !