White Chocolate Lemon Meringue Tarts for Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate

October 15, 2012 in Brunch, Dessert, Giveaways, Pretty Pictures, Recipes, Sweet by Fields of Cake

Here is my second installment into the Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Giveaway. These were the guys favorites. My husband, my boys, my brother in law…all of them thought that these were the best of the bunch. You want to know the best part? They are EASY. The filling itself took about 10 minutes to make…start to finish, no kidding! Next time I make them, when I have a little more time, I plan on using a shortbread crust. and maybe adding a berry surprise under the meringue!  Yup, that will be on our dessert menu soon.

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And now here is THE recipe. I adore it. I know you will too!

White Chocolate Lemon Meringue Tarts

White Chocolate Lemon Meringue Tarts

Ingredients

  • 2 3.5 ounce Bars Green and Black's white chocolate (broken into small chunks)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cups granulate sugar
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • juice 3 large lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest 2 lemons
  • 24 small phyllo cups (found in dessert section freezer isle)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Place broken chocolate in large heat proof measuring cup (4 cup works well), place a fine mesh strainer over it. Set aside.
  2. In heavy bottomed, medium sized pot; combine egg yolks, and sugar until well combined. Add lemon juice, salt and butter. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly. Be careful not to let it boil or the eggs will curdle. That's gross. The curd will thicken and start to feel satin-like as you stir it. Around 4-6 minutes. When it is ready it will turn opaque and will coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour the hot curd into strainer over the white chocolate. allow to set for a few minutes to melt the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Add lemon zest and stir. Pour curd into the phyllo cups almost to the top. Refrigerate about 10 minutes to allow to firm up just a bit.
  4. While the tarts are firming up, in SUPER clean mixing bowl, stir together egg whites and 1 cup sugar. Place over pot of simmering water and whisk until sugar is dissolved and eggs are almost too hot to touch.
  5. Remove mixing bowl from the pot of simmering water and whisk on high speed until shiny and tripled in volume. When you remove the whisk, peaks should almost stand completely, just bending over a bit.
  6. Pipe or dollop onto each tart. You may use a torch to brown it a bit if you like or just use it clean and white. It is delicious either way.
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