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..F2016 29 PIE DIRECTIONS Mix our and sugar together in a bowl. Cut the butter into chunks and knead them into the our with your ngers. It will start to crumble and look like dry oats. Keep kneading until you have very small pieces of butter all covered in our. Add the olive oil and vinegar and knead together to form a rmer ball of dough. Gradually add the water until you can just knead it together but its not sticky. Place in an airtight container and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes. Roll out the dough so it ts in a 15cm 6 inch round or heart shaped pie pan. Then cut out a piece of parchment paper to put in the bottom and then grease the sides with butter to prevent the dough from sticking to it while baking. Bake at 190 C 375 F for 20-25 minutes until the edges are slightly golden brown. Let cool and remove from pan without breaking it into pieces this is always the most nerve wrecking task. Turn up the oven till 220 C 425 F. FILLING DIRECTIONS Separate the egg into white and yolk and mix the yolk with 2 tablespoons sugar until it turns white uy. Add the cornstarch and mix again. Heat the water lemon juice and zest in a small pot till it boils. Remove from heat. Gently pour about half of the lemon juice into the egg yolk mixture and stir until combined. Pour back into the pot to mix with the rest of the lemon juice and place it back on the heat on medium and stir for 2-3 minutes until it turns into custard and make sure there are no lumps. Spread the lemon custard over the piecrust in an even layer and all the way to the edge. Beat the egg white until it forms soft peaks gradually add the 4 teaspoons of sugar and keep mixing until sti peaks are formed. With a spoon place the merengue on top of the lemon custard. It does not need to cover it completely. Make some peaks in the merengue with the spoon and place it back in the oven for 5-8 minutes till the edges turn slightly brown. Keep a close eye on this one as it happens really fast. Serve right away -Enjoy www.threemorebites.com Make this delicious pie for Valentines Day or any special occasion with your loved one. Lemon merengue pie looks so beautiful with its soft merengue top and slightly browned edges and the taste cannot be described suciently with words. You must taste it First of all lets start with the crust. We made ours in a heart shaped pan just because we can PIE INGREDIENTS 12 cup our 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon cold salted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 14 teaspoon white vinegar 1-2 tablespoons cold water LEMON FILLING INGREDIENTS 1 large egg white and yolk separated 2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons sugar divided 2 teaspoons cornstarch 14 cup water 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice Lemon Merengue Pie