Hartley’s Jelly have created a tasty and fun recipe that you can make with the kids or maybe with a bit of help they could make for mum as a treat on Sunday.
They kindly sent me through a lovely box filled with some of the bits I woudl need to make up the pies as well as some of their latest latest products, the Fruit in Jelly pots and the new flavour in the 10cal Jelly pots, they also sent some lovely bits for L to make a card for me with.
So I popped to the shops, got everything I needed, popped L in his chair with his colouring bits and bobs and got creating!
Lemon Meringue Jelly Pies
What you need:
- 2 x 135g packs of Hartley’s Lemon Jelly Cubes
- 300g Digestive Biscuits
- 50g butter (melted)
- 410g evaporated milk
- Mini Meringues
How to make
- Make one lot of the jelly following the instructions on the pack, leave in the fridge until it is just starting to set
- Place biscuits in a food processor and mix into crumbs, pour in the melted butter and thoroughly mix
- Divide the biscuits between your serving glasses (approx eight) if using, or place them all into your serving dish. Press until very firm
- Pour the nearly set jelly onto the biscuit base
- Leave in the fridge for two hours
- Make up the second jelly using 150ml of boiling water, cool to room temperature, add evaporated milk and whisk until thick
- Pour the creamy jelly layer on and leave in the fridge to set, preferably overnight
- Decorate with mini meringues, lemon zest and slices of lemon
I was a bit impatient with my first jelly layer and as it wasn’t set enough it just soaked into the biscuits. I didn’t look as fancy but it tasted just as good. I also used orange jelly as my local store was out of the lemon. I think strawberry would work really well too.
This is a really easy and really fun recipe, a nice twist on a classic desert.
As for the other lovely Jelly products they sent me, well, needless to say they didn’t last long! L loves the Fruit in Jelly pots, he stands in the kitchen just shouting ‘yelly, yelly’ now, bless him, I don’t mind him having them though so it’s a winner. The 10cal Jelly pots have always been a favourite sweet treat for me. Perfect for lunch boxes, an easy fix, and with next to no calories they are perfect for me.
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