5 February 2019

Blueberry basil Lemon meringue mini pies (mini pies de arandanos y crema de limon)




I love lemon, always (I cant live without lemons) so today I offer you this delicious dessert of lemon and blueberries, and basil (the blueberries I used are frozen)
Basil is really nice in some sweet recipes and of course I love in pizzas, and others.
It is a dessert for all seasons, for those who have a terrible cold in Europe and North America and those who die of heat here in South America , Australia and New Zealand and other countries as well.
Love you all!

Source: California  Giant berry farms







Ingredients

1 1/2 cups crushed square shortbread cookies or others
4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
1 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries, additional for garnishing
1 tablespoon water
7 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 teaspoon crushed dried or fresh basil leaves
3 eggs room temperature
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon crean of tartar
fresh basil leaves for garnishing


Method

Heat oven to 180° C ( 350° F)
Place crushed cookies and melted butter in a bowl and stir well with a fork until crumbs are evenly coated. Divide crumbs evenly between 6 ramekins.
Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the ramekins. Place on a baking sheet and set aside.

Place the blueberries, water, 3 tablespoons of sugar and dried or fresh basil in a saucepan.

Cook and stir over medium high heat while it bubbles and the blueberies begin to burst. Continue cooking and stirring  until the mixture thickens about 6 minutes.
Remove from the heat . It will continue to thicken as it cools.

Separate the eggs and put the yolks into a medium size bowl and the whites into a small glass or metal bowl.

Use and electric mixer to beat the yolks until pale and creamy, and then add the sweetened condensed milk and continue beating until combined. Gradually add in the lemon juice and continue beating until throughly combined and slightly thickened about 3 minutes.

Spread 1 teaspoon of the bueberry mixture evenly onto the bottom of each individual cookie crust. Spread 1/4 cup of the lemon mixture evenly on top of the blueberry in each ramekin.
Place the pan with all the ramekins in 180° oven  and bake for 12 minutes.

While the pies are baking beat eggs whites and cream of tartar with clean beaters until foamy.
Gradually add 4 tablespoons of sugar and continue beating until the egg whites are stiff. Place the meringue in a piping bag with a large decorative tip.

Pipe a dollop of the meringue over the warm mini pie filling. Return pies to the oven and continue baking until the meringue browns, about 5-7 minutes.
 Cool on the counter top and then chill in the refrigerator. Garnish with blueberries and fresh basil leaves.


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Mini pies de arandanos, albahaca y crema de limon





















72 comments:

  1. Very good to see and eat ... buona serata.

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  2. Such a delightful dessert, Gloria !

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  3. Yum! They look beautiful and so delicious.

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  4. Bet this is good. I have a very similar recipe for a mock cheese cake which is brillinat. Take care Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane and your recipe sounds wonderful! Hugs ! Gloria

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  5. Gloria, Your lemon meringue mini-pies are very pretty little desserts! Can't miss with shortbread, butter, blueberries and lemon. The basil adds another dimension. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks David, I love all with lemon !! hugs to you!

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  6. wow, sono incantevoli ^_^
    Un bacio

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  7. Weather is sure one extreme to the other in each spot. A winner indeed.

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  8. Blueberry and lemon is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I can't wait to try your recipe, Gloria!

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  9. They look beautiful and I love the combo of blueberry and basil...simply heavenly!

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    1. Thanks Angie first time I use basil with blueberries and was wonderful.Love it.
      xo

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  10. I love the taste of lemons! This dessert is so beautiful and tasty :)

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  11. Oh wow...dearest Gloria...these look amazing - and they sound just as delicious as they look!
    Thank you so much for sharing...I will simply HAVE to try these!!😊😊

    Much love and hugs ❤❤❤

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    1. Thanks Ygraine, you always are really nice. Hope you are well with all this cold weather. Send you hugs and love!

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  12. The food shown in your photos always looks so tempting. Excellent presentation, Gloria!

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    1. aww Thanks David, I try but not always is possible, thanks so much!! xo

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  13. très beau dessert j'adore le citron
    bonne soirée

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    1. merci beaucoup, Je adore aussi le citron, bises!

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  14. I have been eating so many blueberries lately and this looks divine! Hugs to you and yours.


    Elsie

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    1. aww dear Elsie thanks by coming ! blueberries are so good for you, and this dessert is really easy, hugs and love for you!!

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  15. Oh Gloria, what a beautiful dessert...I am loving the combination of lemon, basil and blueberry...sounds so refreshing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  16. These are fabulous! I wish I could eat one for breakfast right now! Or, two.

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  17. I love mini desserts and your lemon meringue pies are beautiful!!!

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  18. So cute! Ans so delicious, i think !
    Bises

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  19. Such a delicious combination, Gloria! I love your plates ♥

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  20. Thanks Susan, you are always nice!

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  21. Che splendido dolcetto Gloria, lo assaggerei molto volentieri! Buona domenica :)

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  22. I do love basil. Having it with lemon and blueberries sounds very appealing. I would love to give this tasty treat a try. :)
    ~Jess

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  23. Che meraviglia questo dessert, complimenti Gloria!!!!

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  24. I made a Baked Alaska recently and now I am obsessed with meringue Gloria! And you are right, lemon really is perfect all seasons! Beautiful dessert!

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    1. I love meringue too ! and Baked Alaska is wonderful!

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  25. Anch'io amo il limone e quindi non posso resistere alle tue deliziose coppette!!!
    Baci

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  26. me too. I eat even fresh lemon. And I love all the lemon sweets

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  27. amo la meringa, la tua è deliziosa ! Un abbraccio cara Gloria !

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  28. Hanno un aspetto golosissimo, complimenti!

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  29. I love lemons as well and this desert has a real wow factor, great for entertaining. You always share the nicest treats, dear Gloria.
    Amalia
    xo

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  30. Thanks Amalia and I really love yours comments you always nice and a lovely friend. Hugs

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  31. You make the most delicious desserts, Gloria!

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  32. These certainly look delicious …

    All the best Jan

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  33. These mini desserts of yours look heavenly - you simply cannot go wrong with such wonderful ingredients - shortbread, blueberries, lemon and sweetened condensed milk - yummy!

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