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  • Serves: 8 Servings

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Category: Fruit, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 6 lg Cooking apples; peeled
  • - cored and quartered
  • 1/2 Lemon; grated rind and juice
  • - for the apples
  • 2 oz Sugar; for the apples
  • 4 Ripe pears; peeled
  • - cored and quartered
  • 2 ts Mixed spice
  • 1 Lemon; grated rind and juice
  • - for the pears
  • 1 Sponge cake
  • Butter
  • 6 Egg whites
  • 12 oz Caster sugar


Preheat the oven to 375 oF / 190 oC.

Place the quartered apples in an ovenproof dish, add lemon juice and grated
rind, and sprinkle the sugar over the apples.

Cover the apples with buttered greaseproof paper.

Bake until the apples soften but before they begin to break up (about 35

Turn the oven down to 275 oF/140 oC.

Add the quartered pears to the dish with the apples. Add the lemon rind and
juice, and spice. Mix together gently.

Slice the cake, and butter generously. Cut into cubes and cover the fruit
with the cake, butter side up.

Brown slightly under the grill.

Whisk the egg whites until they begin to stiffen. Continue whisking, adding
the caster sugar approximately 1 tb at a time, until you have about half
the sugar left. Fold in the remainder and pile on to the fruit and cake,
peaking the meringue with a fork.

Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the meringue has set.

Serve hot or cold with pouring cream.

Typed for you by Rene Gagnaux @ 2:301/212.19 (or 2:301/707.20)

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