Rocky Road Meringue Pie Recipe

Prep: 40 mins – Cook: 30 mins – Total: 70 mins

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup mini marshmallows, plus extra to decorate
  • 1/4 cup red glace cherries
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted peanuts, plus extra chopped peanuts, to decorate
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 40g dark chocolate, melted, to decorate
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut, toasted
  • Maraschino cherries, to serve
  • Chocolate shortcrust pastry
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tbsp Dutch processed cocoa
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 150g butter, chilled, chopped
  • Chocolate custard
  • 2/3 cup custard powder
  • 2 tsp Dutch processed cocoa
  • 2 cups milk
  • 150g dark chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. Make Chocolate shortcrust pastry: Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease a 3cm-deep, 22.5cm (base) round loose-based fluted tart pan. Place on a baking tray. Place flour, cocoa and sugar in a food processor. Process until combined. Add butter. Process until fine crumbs. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons iced water. Process until pastry just comes together. Shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll out pastry between two sheets of baking paper until 5mm-thick and large enough to fit the prepared tart pan. Line base and side of pan with pastry. Fold excess pastry over edges. Prick base with a fork. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Line pastry case with baking paper. Fill with pastry weights or uncooked rice. Blind-bake for 15 minutes. Remove paper and weights. Bake for a further 15 minutes. Cool.
  3. Meanwhile, make Chocolate custard Place custard powder and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Whisk until combined. Whisk in 1/3 of milk until smooth. Whisk in remaining milk. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes, over medium-high heat or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate. Stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cover surface with plastic wrap. Set aside for 30 minutes to cool slightly.
  4. Add marshmallows, cherries and peanuts to custard. Stir until combined. Using a small serrated knife, trim excess pastry from tart case. Carefully transfer tart case from pan to a serving plate and fill with custard. Level top with a spatula. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites and sugar on high for 8 to 10 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Dollop mixture over custard. Using a spatula, make furrows in top. Using a blowtorch, brown meringue until top is golden (see note). Drizzle with melted chocolate. Decorate with extra marshmallows and peanuts. Sprinkle with coconut. Top with cherries. Serve.

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