Passion (meringue) pie



Photo Marisa Marchitelli

 One of my all time favourite desserts. This is what my amazing baker friend JaJa asked me to make to go on her dessert table at her wedding party. It’s a perfect balance of tart and sweet flavours and contrasting textures, crisp and fluffy meringues, smooth curd and a crunchy biscuit base.

P1010854So what do you need? (for 10 servings)

300 grams of digestive biscuits

185 grams of unsalted butter

250 grams of caster sugar

300ml of water

10-12 passion fruit

1 or 2 limes

4 eggs

5 table spoons of corn flour

24cm loose-bottomed cake tin

So what do you do?

To make the base melt 125 grams of butter in a pan over a low heat. Crush the digestive biscuits (I do it in a food processer) and add these to the melted butter and mix well. Put this biscuit mixture into your cake tin and even…

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