How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375 F, grease a 23cm loose bottom pan and set aside.
  • Mix the crackers crumbs and the butter and press in the bottom and sides
  • Of the pan. Cover and chill while you prepare the filling.
  • Beat the egg yolks, caster sugar and cornflower in a large bowl until they
  • Form a smooth paste, adding a little of the milk if necessary. Heat the milk till
  • Almost boiling, then slowly pour it on the egg mixture, whisking well.
  • Return the mix. to the saucepan and cook gently, whisking constantly till
  • Thickened. Remove from heat, whisk in melted chocolate, and then pour it over
  • Crust.
  • For the meringue:
  • Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl till frothy, add the lemon juice and zest.
  • Keep whisking till soft peaks forms, and then gradually add the sugar till stiff peaks
  • Forms. Add the vanilla and beat again till glossy.
  • Spread the meringue over the filling and swirl with a teaspoon for a
  • Decorative shape.
  • Bake for 30 minutes till meringue topping is browned.
  • Serve hot or warm. You can keep any leftovers in the fridge up to two
  • Days.
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    " It was excellent "
    lisafay ate it and said...
    I laughed when I saw Digestives biscuits as a crust. They are one of my favorite snacks. Never thought of using them in this way! Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    recipediva ate it and said...
    Why am I not surprise my search for a recipe landed me to you dear friend! This looks fabulous. How is everyone. Email me when you can!
    Hugs and love to all, Teri
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  • krislambiguit 10 years ago
    mm...looks good..better try it soon.thanks for the recipe
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    I LOVE chocolate pie, this one is a winner!
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  • notyourmomma 10 years ago
    Teriffic step by step demo....very nice.
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    This is always good here in the south.....Was raised on this..
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  • berry 10 years ago
    Oh la la...
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  • cakelady 10 years ago
    Looks great. One question...what is caster sugar? Can white sugar or turbinado sugar be used? This will be great for Thanksgiving!
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  • ambus 10 years ago
    Great post - the step by step photos are wonderful.
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  • tcvillegas 10 years ago
    Looks like a winner! Quick question though, is cornflower the same as cornstarch?
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  • lor 10 years ago
    Ohhhhhhhhhhh this looks too good to be true! Thank you Ahmed for sharing it with all of us ;-) I am looking forward to preparing it and tasting this decadent dessert.
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