4/16/2015

Rhubarb Meringue Tart


My sil came for the day and brought a bundle of rhubarb. It's one of our favourite things to eat, so I decided to make a couple of easy recipes with it.

The first was a simple rhubarb tart with a meringue topping, a change from a pie or a crumble. I used a pack of bought shortcrust pastry, which made it even quicker to make, but of course you can make your own.


1 pack shortcrust pastry
600g rhubarb
2 tbspn granulated sugar

3 egg whites
175g caster sugar
pinch salt
1 tspn lemon juice

Preheat oven 180C/gas4

Roll out the pastry to fit a 23cm tart tin. Prick the pastry with a fork.
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Trim the rhubarb and cut into 3cm chunks, then spread it over the pastry. Sprinkle the tbpsns
of sugar over.

Bake for about 25mins.

While it's cooking, whip the egg whites with the salt into stiff peaks. Gradually add the sugar and the lemon juice and carry on beating.

Take the tart out of the oven and top with the meringue, then put it back in the oven for about 20
mins - my daughter calls this colour of the meringue 'Jersey cow'.




I like the contrast of textures - the crunchy pastry, the soft rhubarb which still has some bite, and the mallowy meringue. Maybe a pinch of cinnamon in the rhubarb which have been good, or even a pinch in the meringue. I must get over my cinnamon habit!
 In case you're wondering, my daughter sprinkled some brown sugar over her piece of tart!


4 comments:

Phil in the Kitchen said...

Lovely. I love rhubarb but I think I love meringue even more. So both together is perfect. I have to agree - that colour is definitely Jersey cow.

Suelle said...

Strangely, I'd been thinking about trying rhubarb meringue tart, but my thoughts were more complicated!

I was going along the lines of baking the pastry blind, adding rhubarb purée thickened with egg yolks, then adding the meringue.

Yours is simple but effective. My complications might be a waste of time!

thecelticcookinshanghai said...

Looks so good but rhubarb is one thing I cannot find here in Shanghai. I'm sure it was delicious. I love rhubarb.

thecelticcookinshanghai said...

Looks so good but rhubarb is one thing I cannot find here in Shanghai. I'm sure it was delicious. I love rhubarb.