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Calpis Cheese Meringue Tart

Calpis Cheese Meringue Tart

I filled this tart with calpis-packed cream cheese and meringue, and baked it nice and slowly. It tasted so yummy.

Ingredients: 18 cm tart dish

Tart Base
Butter
50 g
Sugar
20 g
Egg yolk
1/2
Cake flour
80 g
Calpis Cream Cheese
Cream cheese
100 g
Sugar
30 g
Egg yolk
1/2
Heavy cream
30 ml
Calpis (Mandarin Orange flavour)
30 ml
Cake flour
25 g
Meringue
Egg white
1
Sugar
20 g
Calpis
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. First, make the tart base. Let the butter warm up to room temperature and beat with a whisk. Add the sugar and continue to mix. Add the egg yolk and mix again. Lastly sift in the flour and fold in with a rubber spatula. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap with cling film and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
2. Next, make the calpis cream cheese. Let the cream cheese return to room temperature before beating it with a whisk. Add the sugar, egg yolk, cream and calpis, in that order, while continuing to mix. Sift in the cake flour and fold in with a rubber spatula.
3. Now for the meringue. Add the egg white to a bowl and whisk with a hand mixer. Once white and fluffy, add the sugar in 3 goes, continuing to whisk with each addition. Once stiff peaks form, add the calpis and continue to whisk.
4. On top of some cling film, spread out the tart dough by hand. (Using your hands will result in a more robust tart base that doesn't crack as easily as if you were to use a rolling pin). Use a rolling pin lightly at the end to get the base nice and even and line a tart pan with it.
5. Cut off the excess dough and press down neatly into the tart pan. Pierce all over with a fork to prevent the dough expanding and let it chill in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 10 - 15 minutes.
6. Once baked and cooled, pour in the calpiis cream cheese mixture.
7. Add the meringue to a piping bag and top the tart in any design you like. Bake in an oven at 150°C for roughly 20 minutes.
8. Once it looks like this, it's ready.
9. So delicious.
10. I used mandarin orange flavoured calpis this time, but you can make it just as well with normal flavoured calpis.

Story Behind this Recipe

I decided to try making a meringue tart using lots of calpis I used ingredients that we usually have in the cupboard at home and it tasted great! I used a full egg in this recipe so you aren't left with leftovers at the end.