Individual apple meringues



These are so delicious and so easy. They are similar to a more traditional lemon meringue pie. They are great served for pudding or as part of a special meal or eaten cold as a treat.

Cook’s tip:

This pastry is very easy if done in the processor. However, if you prefer to do it by hand, simply place the flour and salt in a bowl and rub in the butter using your fingers.


Ingredients checklist

Nutritional values

The nutritional value of this recipe:
kCals Fat Saturated fat Salt Carbohydrates Sugar Fibre
Values shown are approximate.
545Kcal p/s27.8g16.3g0.8g68.0g33.1g2.6g


Step 1

The pastry: Place the flour, salt and butter into a food processor and mix until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Slowly add a little cold water and mix until mixture forms a soft dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Lightly grease the bottom of 4 small ovenproof ramekin dishes or dariole moulds and place upside down on a baking tray. Roll the pastry out on floured surface to approx 0.5cm thick. Cut out 4 circles, slightly bigger that the bottom of the ramekin dishes, place the pastry over the dishes and gently press it over and around the bottom of the dishes.

Step 3

Place on a baking tray and cook in an oven preheated to 200C/gas 6 for 25 minutes until golden. Lower temperature to 160C/gas 3. Allow pastry cups to cool then carefully remove the pastry cups from the dishes.

Step 4

The filling: Place the apple slices in a large pan together with the sugar, orange zest and juice. Gently cook over a medium heat for 10 - 12 minutes until the apples have softened and are pulpy. Remove from heat. Add the egg yolks, one at the time, beating well after each.

Step 5

Divide the mixture between the pastry cups. Whisk the egg whites in a clean, grease-free bowl until stiff peaks form. Add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time until mixed in. Spread on top of the apple 'cups', swirling with the back of the spoon as you go, making sure the apple is completely covered. Place on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until meringue is lightly golden. Serve with ice cream or cream.

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