This delicious and light dessert can be modified for Passover by omitting the cream of tartar in the meringue topping, by substituting the cornstarch with potato starch, by using exclusively kosher for Passover ingredients and by substituting the limoncello with a kosher for Passover liqueur. The limoncello can be substituted with lemon extract to make this non-alcoholic. Feel free to divide this recipe in half to serve fewer people. Pipe your serving sizes as large as you want from small shot glasses to martini glasses. Layer with fresh berries if you like.
Ingredients for Limoncello Whip:
2 cups unsalted pareve margarine
3 1/3 cups granulated sugar
Zest of 6 lemons
8 large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp. cornstarch
6 tbsp. limoncello or 2 tsp. lemon extract
4 cups Nutriwhip
Melt the margarine, sugar and lemon zest in a saucepan over medium heat until the margarine melts fully. Whisk the eggs, lemon juice and cornstarch together and whisk this into the pot.
Continue to whisk the curd over medium heat until it thickens and just begins to bubble, about 8 minutes.
Take the saucepan off the heat. Add the limoncello/lemon extract, then pour the mixture through a strainer and cover the surface of the curd with plastic wrap.
Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until ready to use. This will keep up to 2 weeks sealed in the refrigerator. Makes approximately 6 cups of lemon curd.
When ready to assemble, whip the Nutriwhip and then fold the lemon curd into the Nutriwhip until combined.
Transfer to piping bag fitted with a star shaped tip and pipe into dessert glasses.
Ingredients for meringue:
6 large egg whites, room temperature
½ tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Directions for Meringue:
Preheat oven to 250F. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy.
Slowly add the sugar and beat on high speed until thick glossy peaks form.
Divide the mixture between 2 parchment lined cookie sheets and spread to 1/2-inch thickness roughly 9-inch circles. Bake for 90 minutes. Once cooled, crumble meringue into small pieces and top the limoncello whip in each of the dessert glasses.