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Lemon Meringue Almond Slice

Course: Dessert
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Author: Michelle
Great pudding or slice with a cuppa

Ingredients

Base

  • 100 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cornflour

Filling

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Topping

  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/3 cup flaked almonds

Instructions

Base

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Add sifted flours
  3. Use your hands to knead mixture together
  4. Turn onto floured surface
  5. Knead lightly for 5 minutes
  6. Press evenly into a lined 19 x 29 cm dish
  7. Bake 180C for 15 minutes or until lightly golden

Filling

  1. Mix together filling ingredients
  2. Pour over base
  3. Bake a further 10 minutes

Topping

  1. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form then gradually add sugar
  2. Beat until thick and glossy
  3. Fold coconut through meringue
  4. Spread over lemon filling
  5. Sprinkle with almonds
  6. Bake a further 10-12 minutes or until almond top is golden
  7. Allow slice to cool in tin before cutting into pieces

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