Pineapple & banana custard meringues

Pineapple & banana custard meringues

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

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Serves 4

Light, fruity and frothy, these quick puds are a smart choice for entertaining

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  • 227g can pineapples pieces in natural juice
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 425ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 2 bananas

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  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5/fan 170C. Drain the pineapple juice into a medium-sized pan. Blend in the cornflour then stir in the egg yolks, milk and vanilla extract. Heat, stirring all the time with a small whisk or wooden spoon until the mixture boils and thickens. Turn the heat to low and cook gently for one minute, stirring all the time.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in half the sugar. Tip in the pineapple, then slice in the bananas and stir everything together gently. Have a taste – add a little sugar if the sauce isn’t sweet enough.
  3. Spoon the mixture into 4 individual baking dishes or large ovenproof teacups. Bake on a baking sheet for 5 minutes while you make the topping.
  4. Whisk the egg whites with an electric hand beater until they hold their shape. Tip in the remaining sugar and whisk until the meringue is glossy. Pile onto the hot desserts and bake for 5 more minutes until billowy and golden.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2002

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julieksheridan's picture

I cheated and used ready-made custard instead of making it myself and it worked just as well and wasn't as bitter. Have also tried it with raspberries and peaches instead of pineapple and banana. YUMMY1

rabidherbivore's picture

Be careful to use vanilla extract not vanilla essence

maggiebleksley's picture

Why? What's the difference?

rothers1953's picture
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have to agree with janeykuchen, yuk it was very bitter, I made it for a dinner party and NO ONE ATE IT, what a waste of good food

janetony's picture
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YUK!!! what makes you think you need a whole teaspoonful of Vanilla extract?? it was bitter and frankly unpalatable - I had to throw it out after one serving, I won't be doing this again to your recipe, It's a good idea but the ingredients were not right, Banana also goes black if left, so cold pudding looked like an accident with a herd of slugs !! My husband was not impressed as he 's not fond of overripe bananas anyway...

veggiefoodlover13's picture
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it impressed all of my dinner party geusts!!

tuipalmer's picture
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This was a quick, easy and tasty dessert