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4.74 from 15 votes

Apple Meringue

A quick and easy pudding you can make amid your dinner preparations which looks impressive, tastes delicious and won’t pile on the pounds!
Course Dessert, Pudding
Cuisine British
Keyword fat-free, gluten-free, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 3 cooking apples peeled, cored and thickly sliced
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar or to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 160 g / 5 ½ oz Caster sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Put the prepared apple slices in a saucepan and drizzle over the lemon juice, 4 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp of water.
  • Stew the apples over a low heat for a few minutes under a
    lid until tender (stirring a couple of times).
  • Once cooked taste and stir in a little more sugar if
    necessary (don’t over sweeten as it’s nice to have a contrast to the very sweet
    meringue topping). Then set aside.
  • Now make the meringue by whisking (electric) the egg whites in a large clean bowl until they form stiff peaks.
  • Gradually add the castor sugar 1 tbsp at a time whilst still whisking. You should end up with a smooth and glossy meringue.
  • Pour the stewed apples into an oven proof dish.
  • Put the meringue mixture on top of the apples
    and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Pat the meringue with your spatula to give a ruffled surface.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until pale golden brown.
  • Serve immediately.



Use a 19 - 21 cm serving dish heat proof serving dish.
Other fruits such as rhubarb can also be used, just adjust the sugar accordingly.
If you're making this for someone convalescing from dental surgery etc then cook the apples until completely mushy.