Sometimes presentation of a dessert is a great way to get your friends and family to sit down and enjoy a sweet treat. This recipe for Rhubarb Meringue Pie in Jars is a perfect palate pleasing dessert to offer at an intimate dinner with friends or family. Make sure you have enough jars for everyone, and watch their faces as you serve up this treat. The recipe combines decadent flavors of gingersnaps, rhubarb and grenadine for a mouthwatering way to end a meal.
- 200 grams gingersnap
- 50 grams pecans
- 50 grams brown sugar
- 50 grams butter
- 1 bunch rhubarb
- 100 grams sugar
- 2 tablespoons grenadine
- 65 grams sugar
- 75 grams water
- 3 large egg whites
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place the gingersnaps in the mixer bowl and grind to a coarse powder.
- Add the pecans, brown sugar, and the melted butter. Mix until smooth. Line a pan with the mixture pressing with the palm of your hand.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Let cool, unmold, and cut into large pieces. Arrange the pieces on the bottom of the jars.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Peel the rhubarb and cut into 5 centimeter long pieces.
- Arrange the pieces in a baking dish. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for for 20 minutes.
- Add the 2 tablespoons of grenadine to sweeten and color the rhubarb a little bit (which will still be green at this stage) and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Remove the rhubarb from the oven and let it cool.
- Place the cooked rhubarb pieces in the jars on top of the crust.
- In a saucepan, heat 65 grams of sugar and water. Bring the syrup to a boil, stirring occasionally, bring the heat up to 450 F.
- In a bowl, whip the egg whites. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until the whites form peaks. Continue whipping and lower the mixer speed while adding the boiling syrup.
- Continue mixing for about 10 minutes to cool the mixture, gradually increasing the speed while mixing.
- When the mixture is cool, put it in a pastry bag with a fluted tip
- Carefully place a little meringue into each jar and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Quickly brown the top with a blowtorch.