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Wina's Apple Meringue

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Introduction

My Grandmum used to make this for us growing up; it is absolutely one of my favourite childhood treats!

My Grandmum used to make this for us growing up; it is absolutely one of my favourite childhood treats!

Ingredients

Serves: 9

Metric Cups

For the Base

  • 240 grams unsalted butter
  • 200 grams granulated sugar
  • 400 grams plain flour
  • 4 egg yolks (not necessary to use all four)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

For the Middle

  • 3 large bramley apples
  • 2 medium pears
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg (grated)

For the Top

  • 4 egg whites
  • 200 grams caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • chocolate sprinkles (or cocoa powder, optional)

For the Base

  • 8 ounces unsalted butter
  • 7 ounces granulated sugar
  • 14 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 4 egg yolks (not necessary to use all four)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

For the Middle

  • 3 large bramley apples
  • 2 medium pears
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg (grated)

For the Top

  • 4 egg whites
  • 7 ounces superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • chocolate sprinkles (or cocoa powder, optional)

Method

Wina's Apple Meringue is a community recipe submitted by kuahlada and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Pre-heat oven to 200 C
  • Melt butter and sugar in non-stck saucepan. Remove from heat.
  • Gradually add in sifted flour. Mix well into a doughy consistency.
  • Stir in egg yolks and vanilla essence.
  • Turn pastry out into ungreased 9 x 12 inch shallow non-stick baking tray. Use fingers to knead pastry into shape of tin, as pastry may be crumbly. Rest in fridge.
  • Peel and grate apples & pears. Add cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Remove tray from fridge; spread fruit pulp over cooled pastry. Bake in oven for 5-6 minutes it takes to make the meringue.
  • Whisk egg whites until stiff; add half amount of caster sugar. Beat briskly. Add in vinegar, cornflour and rest of sugar.
  • Bring semi-baked pastry out of oven; spread meringue over all fruity bits.
  • Embellish with chocolate sprinkles or cocoa powder, sifted lightly over snowy peaks!
  • Turn heat down to 150 C; bake for 30 minutes, then leave in residual heat for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven to 200 C
  • Melt butter and sugar in non-stck saucepan. Remove from heat.
  • Gradually add in sifted flour. Mix well into a doughy consistency.
  • Stir in egg yolks and vanilla essence.
  • Turn pastry out into ungreased 9 x 12 inch shallow non-stick baking tray. Use fingers to knead pastry into shape of tin, as pastry may be crumbly. Rest in fridge.
  • Peel and grate apples & pears. Add cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Remove tray from fridge; spread fruit pulp over cooled pastry. Bake in oven for 5-6 minutes it takes to make the meringue.
  • Whisk egg whites until stiff; add half amount of superfine sugar. Beat briskly. Add in vinegar, cornstarch and rest of sugar.
  • Bring semi-baked pastry out of oven; spread meringue over all fruity bits.
  • Embellish with chocolate sprinkles or cocoa powder, sifted lightly over snowy peaks!
  • Turn heat down to 150 C; bake for 30 minutes, then leave in residual heat for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Additional Information

    Nan used to serve us modest portions, cut up in squares, although I always felt I could devour the whole tray!

    Nan used to serve us modest portions, cut up in squares, although I always felt I could devour the whole tray!

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