Heaven On Earth Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 oF / 190 oC.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Cover the apples with buttered greaseproof paper.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Turn the oven down to 275 oF/140 oC.

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

Brown slightly under the grill.

Step 9

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.

Step 10

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

Step 11

Serve hot or cold with pouring cream.

From: Felicity and Roald Dahl, Memories with Food at Gipsy House, Viking, Penguin 1991, ISBN 0-670-83462-9

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

Things You'll Need

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

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