Reinvention of the Lemon Meringue Tart and the stories around it

Today’s consumers are looking for delicious, authentic patisserie with exciting textures and flavors. In addition, our Taste Tomorrow research indicates that consumers love to hear the stories behind their favorite treats! They are also keen to understand the impact of the food they eat on their health and the planet. This is why we would like to work with you to reinvent patisserie and help you to better answer (and benefit from) the very latest consumer requirements for patisserie.

Each of our ‘reinventions’ begins with a classic patisserie recipe, one that is already adored and treasured somewhere in the world. From there, we re-develop the recipe in a creative way, so as to come up with a version that has greater focus on health and well-being, as well as one that is more sustainable. 

At Puratos, we are really eager to tell these patisserie stories. And we would like to help you create your own patisserie stories, so that you can surprise and delight your customers as well as growing your business! 

Discover all the stories based on the Lemon Meringue Tart below.

The story behind the classic

Did you know that the history of this classic dessert is shrouded in mystery? Despite its status as an iconic French patisserie classic, the origins of the first lemon pie recipe remain unclear. Some speculate that it may have emerged from the USA, while others believe it can be traced back to England’s first lemon cream. Regardless of its origins, the Lemon Meringue Tart has captured the hearts and taste buds of people worldwide, with its crispy crust, smooth lemon curd and sweet meringue. With our solutions, you can easily recreate this beloved recipe, while enjoying peace of mind in meeting today’s consumer demands for health and sustainability in your preparation.

The Creative Story:

Upside-down in an unusual and surprising shape? Experience the unexpected with a delightful twist on the classic Lemon Meringue Pie! This re-invention speaks volumes without saying a word, inviting you to unleash your imagination and create something truly extraordinary. Surprise and delight your customers with a fresh take on this timeless recipe, balancing its signature flavors in exciting new ways. With our innovative Lemon Smoobees, you can take your Lemon Meringue Pie to the next level, adding a unique touch that will set your creation apart from the rest. So, go ahead, push the boundaries and elevate the senses with a new and unforgettable dessert experience.

The Health & Well-being Story:

Health and well-being have risen to the top of customers’ preoccupations. Our recent Taste Tomorrow survey has revealed a growing demand for natural and flavorful fruit-based patisserie options. With this in mind, you can now offer your customers an even better version of the iconic Lemon Meringue Pie - one that is both delicious and nutritious. Retain the original recipe's essence while delivering a superior nutritional profile, with the perfect balance of acidity, bitterness and sweetness in every bite. Try adding a creative twist to your Lemon Meringue Pie with Topfil Agrumes, our fruit filling that boasts a rich blend of mandarin, orange, grapefruit, lemon, and Yuzu, with 77% citrus fruit. By replacing part of the lemon cream and meringue with Topfil Agrumes, you can improve the Nutri-Score to a D, compared to a Nutri-Score E in the classic version

The Sustainable Story:

At Puratos, we're all about selecting the very best ingredients that not only taste great but are kind to the planet too. We believe that sourcing locally is a fantastic way to showcase the unique flavors of your region while still keeping our supply chain short and sweet. Our talented Italian Patisserie chefs have created a delicious, locally-inspired version of the classic Lemon Meringue Pie, using our Deli lemon made from milk and fresh Sicilian lemons. This gives it an authentic, zesty flavor that's hard to beat! Choosing locally-sourced ingredients not only supports sustainability, but also enables you to add your own signature to classic recipes and connect them to the tastes you love from your own country or region.

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We believe that reinventing patisserie is crucial to meeting these changing demands. We would like to collaborate with you in crafting traditional patisserie that captures the hearts and tastes of people worldwide.

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