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Swedish Apple Meringue Cake

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Ingredients
For crust
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 stick)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg yolks 3 Large
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Natural almonds 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), roasted and finely chopped
  Lemon juice 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Lemon peel 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Egg white 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Granny smith apples 3 Pound, peeled and cored (about 6 medium sized ones)
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
For meringue
  Egg whites 3 Large (at room temperature)
  Salt To Taste
  Seedless raspberry jam 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
CRUST
1) Preheat the oven to 350F.
2) In a cup, beat a egg white using a beater.
3) In small bowl, beat butter, 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolks, until smooth using electric hand blender.
4) Fold in 1 1/4 cups flour, almonds, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice and the peel.
5) Line the bottom and sides of 9-inch fluted cake pan with crust mixture.
6) Brush bottom of crust with a little egg white.
7) Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or till golden-brown.
8) Allow to cool on wire rack, raise the oven temperature to 400F.

MAKING
FILLING
9) Cut each apple into 12 wedges.
10) In a bowl, mix the apple wedges with lemon juice,1/3 cup sugar and the flour until evenly coated.
11) In large non-stick pan, simmer and cook apple mixture until gently stirring, until glaze coat the apple for 4 minutes.
12) Put the lid on, simmer and cook for 3 minutes longer.

FINALIZING
MERINGUE
13) In a small bowl, beat the egg whites and salt together until soft peaks form, using an electric hand blender.
14) Slowly stir in the sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time; beating continuously until stiff peaks form.
15) Smear the jam over the crust, top with apple and cover the apples with meringue sealing at the edges of the crust and swirling top artistically.
16) Bake the crust in the oven for 5 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned.
17) Allow the cake to cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes.
18) Take out the side of pan, leaving cake on pan bottom.

SERVING
19) Slice in wedges and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Apple
Preparation Time: 
55 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
115 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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