Apple meringue pie recipe

Apple meringue pie recipe

When it comes to cuisine, South Africans are masters at blending several meals to create something entirely unique. If you like apple crumble, this apple meringue pie has the filling and is topped with another renowned whipped egg yolk delicacy. The apple filling is sweet and spicy, and the crust has a deep chocolate flavour. It’s a beautiful and tasty pie that goes well with a cup of tea or coffee.

Apple meringue pie suggestions

The crust is not your typical pie crust, but rather a crumbly cocoa-infused par-baked crust. It’s rich and sweet, just what a pie needs. The apples like to be gently cooked until they are tender and delicious. To make it taste more like a festive apple crumble, add more allspice and cinnamon. Make lovely meringue forms on top of the pie using a piping bag. Decorate with cherries or any other fruit that looks and tastes good to you.

If you like baking, chances are you are also creative. Combine classic desserts to make this lovely apple meringue pie for your next tea party.

Apple meringue pie recipe

Apple meringue pie recipe

Recipe by Gary Dunn

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Global

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 8 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Baking Time: 18 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs

  • 140g castor sugar

  • 30g plain flour

  • 2 tsp cocoa

  • 225g cooking apples

  • cherries

  • few pieces of angelica

  • Optional

Method

  • Whisk 1 egg and 30g castor sugar together until thick enough to leave an impression of the whisk for a few seconds. Fold in flour and cocoa powder.
  • Turn into a greased and floured 15cm flan tin.
  • Bake in centre of 200°C oven for 8 minutes. Turn on to a wire rack and cool.
  • Peel and core apples. Stew in a very little water until pulpy. Sweeten to taste.
  • Separate remaining eggs. Beat yolks into the cooled apple mixture.
  • Pour into the flan case and place on a fireproof plate.
  • Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold in remaining sugar. Pile on top of the apples and bake in 205°C centre of oven for 10 minutes.
  • Decorate with cherries.
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