Thursday, 16 February 2017

Crispy Nutella Mini Meringue Pies

Puffed rice cereal and Nutella in a pie shell topped with toasted mallowy meringue

This recipe for crunchy Nutella mini meringue pies is surprisingly simple yet tastes so good.
It’s really like a rice krispie cake in a pie shell, topped with mallowy meringue. A flavour explosion of different tastes and textures which I know you will love.

Puffed rice cereal and Nutella in a pie shell topped with toasted mallowy meringue

It’s an ideal treat to take along to a kid’s party or equally good to take a bash for grown-ups – who doesn’t love the chocolatey hazelnut taste of Nutella? Combining it with the flaky pastry of the pie shell and soft vanilla marshmallowy toasted topping will have everyone asking for the recipe. Please direct them here!!

I used a shop bought ready rolled shortcrust pastry – so easy – and cut this into circles to line a cupcake tray with. I blind baked the shells and then let them cool fully. That’s all the baking that is required for this recipe.

Puffed rice cereal and Nutella in a pie shell topped with toasted mallowy meringue

Next I melted some coconut oil and mixed this with the Nutella. This makes the Nutella softer to combine through the crisped rice cereal and makes it set up better once the mini pies are ready to devour.

I spooned the cereal/Nutella mix into the pie shells then transferred these to the fridge to set up whilst I made my meringue.

Puffed rice cereal and Nutella in a pie shell topped with toasted mallowy meringue

In my Sage Scraper Mixer Pro I beat together two egg whites, some sugar, vanilla extract and cornflour then piped the resultant mallow on top of each crispy pie combo. Pipe as high as you dare!

Puffed rice cereal and Nutella in a pie shell topped with toasted mallowy meringue


To toast these I used my trusty kitchen blowtorch to lightly brown the outside. You could also pop these under the grill (or broiler depending where you are) and brown the meringue that way.

Puffed rice cereal and Nutella in a pie shell topped with toasted mallowy meringue


And it’s as simple as that. Give these a go and let me know what you think.

Here’s the recipe




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Crispy Nutella Mini Meringue Pies
Nutella and crisp cereal in a pie shell topped with toasted mallowy meringue
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet of ready rolled short crust pastry
  • 60 grams puffed rice cereal
  • 20 grams coconut oil, melted
  • 100 grams Nutella
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan).Cut circles from the sheet of pastry, enough to fill each cup of a 12-hole cupcake tray.Line the tray with the circles of pastry and line each one with a bit of baking paper and pie weights, dry beans or rice to blind bake the pastry.Pop in the oven for approximately 10 minutes or until the edges are browned.Remove each pastry shell and allow to cool on a cooling rack.In a bowl mix together the coconut oil and Nutella until smooth and add the puffed rice cereal. Stir this until everything is combined fully.Spoon the cereal mix into each pie shell, so it is full and slightly heaped. Pop these in the fridge whilst you make the meringue.In a mixer, beat the two egg whites and cornflour until soft peak stage.Pipe or spoon the meringue mix on top of each pie. Lastly toast the outside of the meringue with a kitchen blowtorch or place under the grill. Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Chill time: Total time: Yield:12 mini pies.

Puffed rice cereal and Nutella in a pie shell topped with toasted mallowy meringue

I'm entering these mini meringue pies into this month's Treat Petite hosted by Kat, The Baking Explorer.


4 comments:

  1. Never mind the kids, I'll have a few (or more) of these. (I believe that I'm technically an adult). A true sweet treat.

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  2. what a lovely and brilliantly simple idea... i'll take a dozen!

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  3. These sound so AMAZING! I love Nutella in anything and everything!

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Gosh these look so delicious! I wouldn't waste them on the kids either - more for me! Nutella is my fave...

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