Gravenhurst, Ontario

Gravenhurst, known as "The Gateway to Muskoka" offers a vibrant community rich in arts, culture and heritage. Offering visitors a wide range of accommodations, restaurants and attractions, it is home to the best events, recreational facilities and outdoor activities in Muskoka. Gravenhurst is only a 90 minute drive from Toronto, or fly and land at the newly renovated and expanded Muskoka Airport. The warm hospitality, unique heritage and natural beauty of Gravenhurst will capture your heart!


Mason Jar Lemon Meringue

1/2 c
1/2 c
1 1/4 c
1/2 c
1 1/2 tbsp
1/4 tsp
gingersnap cookie crumbs
unsalted butter + 1 tbsp
egg yolks
sugar, divided
fresh lemon juice
grated lemon zest
egg whites
cream of tartar
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recipes cookingIn a small mixing bowl, stir together cookie crumbs and 1 tbsp of melted butter. Divide cookie crumbs between four 4-oz (125 mL) mason jars. Use your thumb to gently pat down. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, 1 cup ( of the sugar, lemon juice and zest. Transfer to medium saucepan. Over medium heat, gently whisk for 6 to 7 minutes, until curd begins to thicken. Whisk in remaining ½ cupof butter and continue to cook until curd is thick and coats back of spoon, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and spread lemon curd through a fine mesh sieve to remove zest. Spoon curd into each jar over ginger crumb base. Allow to cool. Place plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate until chilled and set, about 1 hour or until ready to serve. Preheat oven to 350°F .In large bowl using a hand mixer, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Slowly add in remaining ¼ cup of sugar a tablespoon at a time until egg whites become thick and glossy, about 5 minutes. Spoon over lemon curd. Place mason jars on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until meringue is golden brown. Let cool.