Raspberry-Lemon Meringue Tart

Raspberry-Lemon Meringue Tart

Lovely to look at and luscious to eat…and not much effort to make. It’s a fantastic finish to any meal.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

4:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Raspberry Filling
1
bag (12 oz) frozen whole raspberries
1/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
Crust
1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
Lemon Filling
1
cup sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups water
3
egg yolks, beaten
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1/3
cup lemon juice
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
Meringue
1/3
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/3
cup water
3
egg whites
1/8
teaspoon salt
  1. Place raspberries on large platter to thaw, about 1 hour. When thawed, place in strainer over bowl to collect juices.
  2. Heat oven to 450°F. Bake pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch glass pie plate. Cool on cooling rack 15 minutes.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, mix 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. If necessary, add water to reserved raspberry liquid to measure 1/2 cup; gradually add raspberry liquid to sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Gently fold in raspberries. Cool 10 minutes. Spread in crust.
  4. In 2-quart saucepan, mix 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, the flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Gradually stir in 1 1/2 cups water, stirring until smooth. Heat to boiling over medium heat; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from heat. Quickly stir about 1/2 cup hot mixture into beaten egg yolks; mix well. Gradually stir egg mixture back into hot mixture. Stir in lemon peel and juice. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butter; stir until melted. Let stand 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. In 1-quart saucepan, mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Stir in 1/3 cup water; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Cool completely by placing in freezer about 15 minutes. In small bowl, beat egg whites and 1/8 teaspoon salt with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Add cooled cornstarch mixture, beating on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Carefully pour hot lemon filling over raspberry mixture in crust. Gently spread meringue over filling. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until meringue reaches 160°F. Cool 2 hours; refrigerate until serving time. Remove side of pan. Cover and refrigerate any remaining tart.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Egg whites will really fluff up during beating if you let them stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes first.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 280mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 64g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 42g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.