Apple Snow

10:57 pm on 1 May 2006

This is a retro dish that I often used to serve in the days when I made a dessert for my family most nights. The apple almost turns custardy and is topped with sweet meringue for a great contrast. It’s easy and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 6 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 cup of sugar

Method

Melt the butter with the water in a saucepan, add the apples and cook over very gentle heat until they become soft. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.

Meanwhile beat the egg whites until they reach soft peaks, then add the sugar gradually and continue to beat until the mixture is glossy.

Add the egg yolks to the apples, beating in well and turn this mixture into an oven proof dish. (I use a white soufflé dish) Pile the meringue on the top, and cook in a pre-heated oven at 170°C for about 20-30 minutes until the top is golden.

Serve with whipped cream.

Suggested Wines to Go With Today's Recipe

Chardonnay or Glass of bubbles

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