Hardcore Hobbit: Medium Master Repast, Rhubarb Meringue Tarts

Spring has sprung and with it comes waves of rhubarb hitting the farmer’s market. Something must be done!! Well, as it so happens I can use some of this rhubarb to earn a bit of rep in LOTRO. The medium master repast is another one of those reputation building recipes for cooks. This one is made with egg, pie crust, tasty frosting, rhubarb, and flour. For the tasty frosting I used it’s ingredients to make a nice custard to surround our delicious rhubarb. The egg of the recipe is gloriously featured as the brown sugar meringue topping. It smelled so delicious that upon entering the house my non rhubarb eating husband had to have one. Nom!

  • Hardcore Hobbit Pie Crust
  • 3 cup fresh rhubarb, chopped
  • 4 tsp splenda or sugar (for sprinkling)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbl sugar or splenda (for custard)
  • 2 tbl unpacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 egg whites
  1. Make the HH pie crust and use to line 10 mini tart pans.
  2. Spoon the chopped rhubarb into the tarts so that they just fill each tart.
  3. Sprinkle the rhubarb tart with the sprinkling sugar and cornstarch.
  4. Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes. There should be some tenderness to the rhubarb.
  5. While it bakes, separate the eggs, keeping both parts in different bowls.
  6. Combine the yolks with the custard sugar until it changes colour to a light yellow. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk until smooth.
  7. When the tarts are removed from the oven spoon the custard over each tart. Careful not to overfill!
  8. Lower the temperature to 375F. Bake the tarts for another 15-20 minutes.
  9. While the tarts continue baking, add the brown sugar to the egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form.
  10. Remove the tarts from the oven, spread the meringue over the tarts. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes to brown the meringue. Allow to cool.

A lot to do but what a tasty and impressive tart! Makes 10 tarts. The filling and meringue of each tart contains 33 calories, 1 gram of fat, .7 gram of fibre, 4.5 grams of carb, and2.3 grams of protein. Remember to add your pie shell to your total! I wanted to leave the option open for those who don’t want to make their own. Enjoy!

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