Raspberry Meringue Pie
Recently, I had a Downton Abbey get-together with a few friends. I’ve been watching with one friend who has just started because I love the series so much, I don’t mind to watch it all again! And because I recently got the Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, I wanted to turn a simple Downton Abbey viewing into a food-included party! There were a few things on the menu: cucumber sandwiches, egg salad tea sandwiches, a beautiful salad, tea (of course), and raspberry meringue pie. The others will be coming as a recipe to Hungry and Fit soon, but for now, let’s start with the Raspberry Meringue Pie.
This pie has a wonderful tartness that comes from pure beautiful raspberries co-mingled with the small meringue atop it. I’m really not a fan of super sweet pies, so the tart ones are my favorite (see: my mum’s rhubarb pie). I shouldn’t say exactly how much of this pie I ate, but it was more than one serving. This pie brings the dessert to you without all the sugar-y sweetness you’ll find in most pies. I had a lot of help from Jamie (our resident guest chef) on this one. Let’s dig in.
- pie crust
- 2 1/2 cups raspberries
- 2 egg whites, room temp
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- powdered sugar (for dusting)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
- For meringue, beat egg whites in a bowl. This may take a while so have patience while you do so
- When soft peaks form, beat in the sugar slowly
- Fold the raspberries into the meringue and then pour into pie crust
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until a light brown color
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving
This Raspberry Meringue Pie packs a great bite without all the typical dessert guilt. This is all based on the Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook. I’m very excited to try more and more recipes from the era I love to watch and learn about. It’s up to you whether you want to use a store-bought crust or make your own. Be on the lookout for more of the recipes that we made at our Downton Abbey get-together! And as always, stay hungry and fit!
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