Apple Meringue


Last night I wanted to use up some egg whites I had leftover from my weekend dalliance into ice cream making. I also remembered I had some Bramley apples in the fridge and therefore the obvious solution was Apple Meringue. It’s such a quick and easy pudding that I first made it a school. If you got a task to make something for someone on a low fat diet or who was convalescing then this was often the dish of choice. If you want this dish to be low fat then you can omit the egg yolks which I did as I’d already used them in my ice cream.

I’m happy to say that everyone in the family loved this pudding which believe me is no mean feat! Clean bowls all round with a small portion left for one lucky person today!

This is a great pudding for Autumn and if you’ve over indulged like we did with the ice cream you can feel satisfied without the guilt associated with a lot of puddings!

I am entering my Apple Meringue into Javelin Warrior’s “Made with Love Mondays” challenge as it fits with the theme of making everything from scratch.

I’m also entering this pud into Ren from Fabulicious Food’s Simple and in Season, this month hosted by Katie from Feeding Boys and a Firefighter.


Put the prepared stewed apple into an oven proof dish.


Whisk the egg whites into stiff peaks and then add the sugar gradually.


Spread the meringue over the apple with a spatula.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

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A quick and easy pudding you can make amid your dinner preparations which looks impressive, tastes delicious and won’t pile on the pounds!
Recipe type: Pudding
Cuisine: English
Serves: 4
  • 3 Cooking apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced
  • 4 tbsp Sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 3 eggs (separated) Yolks are optional
  • 160g / 5 ½ oz Caster sugar (white or golden)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Put the prepared apple slices in a saucepan and drizzle over the lemon juice, 4 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp of water.
  3. On a low heat stew the apples until tender stirring every now and again.
  4. Towards the end of cooking taste and adjust sugar if needed. Once tender set aside.
  5. Now make the meringue by whisking (electric) the egg whites in a large clean bowl until they form stiff peaks.
  6. Gradually add the castor sugar 1 tbsp at a time whilst still whisking. You should end up with a smooth and glossy meringue.
  7. If you have the egg yolks whisk them into the stewed apples and then put the stewed apples into an oven proof dish. Otherwise simply use the plain stewed apples.
  8. Put the meringue mixture on top of the apples and spread evenly with a spatula. If you like a spiky effect just pat the meringue with your spatula all over.
  9. Put in the oven for 15 minutes until pale golden brown.


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  1. Paul Wilson

    I have plenty of cooking apples right now – and some egg whites!

    1. Camilla

      There is a huge apple tree laden with fruit 2 doors away – so close…

  2. Jacqueline Roberts

    I have planted my first apple tree unfortunately only 3 apples this year, will buy some.

    1. Camilla

      You’re doing better than me. We planted a Braeburgn pip and the tree must be 6 yrs old now and still no fruit!

  3. Ursula Hunt

    I like this but only with really tart apples

    1. Camilla

      Yes need the contrast to the sweet meringue:-)

  4. Jane Davies

    Looks lovely, luckily enough my dad has a big apple tree in his garden 🙂

  5. Heather Haigh

    I love making meringues. And eating them. Will remember this for when the apples are ready to pick.

  6. James Donovan

    Looks amazing

  7. bev

    Another one for the bookmarks!

  8. Ursula Hunt

    great variation, I also like gooseberry meringue, anything tart is great with the sweet topping

    1. Camilla

      Gooseberries seem such a rarity these days, my childhood was full of them – such a shame!

  9. Paul Wilson

    Yes, I still have plenty of apples. This would make a great change from Christmas Pudding.

    1. Camilla

      One of my favourite desserts;-)

  10. Maddy

    Still have an apple glut!

  11. Ursula Hunt

    Nice change to lemon meringue

  12. Simon D.

    I got given recently a big box of Bramleys and determined to do something other than crumble with them! I’m loving this idea for topping some stewed apple: definitely giving it a try myself!

    1. Camilla

      Great, I never tire of this dessert;-)

  13. Paul Wilson

    I’ve got trees full of apples and I make my own mayonnaise, so I have plenty of left of egg-whites – two birds, one stone etc.

    1. Camilla

      Perfect – I love this quick and simple dessert:-)

  14. Ann Robinson

    The good thing about looking at your recipes is that it it makes me consider using flavours i wouldn’t think to put together. I wouldn’t have thought of using apple and meringe but when you think about you see that there’s no reason why they won’t work together

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, glad to inspire:-)

  15. gouldie7

    Never thought of apple instead of lemon!

  16. Maya Russell

    Like the lovely colour of the meringue when it’s been baked.

  17. marikaskitchen

    Leave out the egg yolks

    1. Camilla

      They are optional:-)

  18. Ursula Hunt

    Great alternative to lemon meringue

  19. K Mayers

    I absolutely love Apple Meringue but have always been afraid of failure when it comes to making it. You’ve made it seem so easy though I’ll just have to try now!

    1. Camilla

      Do let me know how you get on:-)

  20. Ursula Hunt

    Makes a nice change to lemon meringue

  21. euphoriabuzz

    What an interesting combination, I had never heard of it before.


    Ooooh love meringue! Its nice to have the two best bits – no pie crust saves on the calories! On my to do list!

    1. Camilla

      It’s so quick too. Must remember to make it again myself as I’ve been given lots of apples lately:-)

  23. Lisa Williams

    I make a version of this its really nice even if I say so myself I add the juice of four passionfruit to the apples 🙂

  24. Heather Haigh

    Love meringue – must try this.

  25. Tracy Nixon

    Lovely recipe thanks!

  26. Jayne Sullivan

    A nice change from the traditional lemon version. I am sure you could make this even quicker using some shop bought pie filling.

  27. Christina @ChristinasCucina

    I have never seen or heard of apple meringue before! What a great use of two leftover ingredients! Too bad I can’t get Bramleys over here…they’re SO good! I miss them!

    1. Camilla

      Really, well I’m glad to have enlightened you then. Yes Bramleys are great but I’m sure you could make this with dessert apples too:-)

  28. Louise Lumsden

    ooh that looks fab, better than the school version we made as kids, I will have to have a go at that

  29. Lynne OConnor

    Oh wow! this takes me right bake to my childhood. It used to be one of my favourite desserts

  30. Fiona Burns

    This sounds and looks delicious, bramley apples and meringue. Yum! Great combination and I’ve loads of apples to use so going to give this a try at the weekend.

    1. Camilla

      Great, it’s so quick and easy and nutritious to boot! Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

  31. Emily @ She Makes and Bakes

    Love this! It’s like the best of pie without having to deal with the crust!

    1. Camilla

      Exactly and so much lighter for it, one can’t always manage a heavy going pudding especially if you’ve had a filling main course!

  32. Sophie

    I forgot how much I used to love this pudding! This will be on my to-bake list 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Hi Sophie, it is easy to forget about the simple basic recipes that we used to make so I’m glad I could jog your memory!

  33. Ren Behan

    Lovely use of stewed apples, reminds me of when we used to make appe snow from a very old cookery book as kids. Thanks for linking up to Simple and in Season -fits the bill perfectly!

    1. Camilla

      Hi Ren, I have a recipe for Apple Snow in my school index box but I think I only ever made it once, had whisked egg whites and pureed apple, “serve in individual glasses & decorate with glace cherry”! Very 70’s! Thanks for stopping by:-)

  34. Javelin Warrior

    I love the use of the meringues on top as a kind of crust – it looks so beautiful and sound delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Made with Love Mondays and welcome to the series!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s a pleasure!

  35. Mich - Piece of Cake

    What an easy and delicious idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Mich. It really is simple yet effective and yummy!

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