Serves: 8 to 10
Preparation time: 45 mins (plus around 45 baking time)


Preheat the oven to 190°C / 180°C (for fan assisted ovens) / 375°F / Gas Mark 5.

  1. Make up the Mrs Crimble’s Pastry Mix following the instructions on the box and then line the bottom of the flan dish with pastry. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, make up the lemon filling.
  2. Mix the lemon zest and juice, cornflour, water and sugar in a saucepan over a gentle heat, stirring all the time until the sauce thickens then lightly simmer for a 1 minute. Leave to cool.
  3. Separate the eggs. Whisk the egg whites together in a clean bowl until they form soft peaks. Gradually add the caster sugar and cornflour and continue to whisk until the meringue holds stiff peaks.
  4. Add the egg yolks to the lemon filling, stirring until combined. Pour into the pastry case. Heap the meringue onto the lemon filling swirling the top with a fork.
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes until golden brown.

Oven temperatures and cooking times may vary, snugglemuffin. These instructions are a guide, not gospel.