Irish Green Apple Meringue Dessert

I have married into an Irish family and this is a dessert they eat each year on St. Patrick's Day..I am going to make it this year for my family.

Irish Green Apple Meringue Dessert
For a great combination of baking apple; use Granny Smith, Braeburn, Jonagold,
Empire, Regent, Spartan, Newtown apples or a mixture of your favorite apples

Pan size: 8 x 8 x 2 baking dish
Temp: 350°F degrees
Baking time:30 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8

6 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons sugar
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted flour
6 tablespoons finely chopped almonds
3 teaspoons shredded lemon peel
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and quartered
6 tablespoons raspberry jam
4 egg whites
Dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in 2 egg yolks. Add flour, almonds and lemon
peel; mix well.

Press dough evenly in the bottom of a 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking dish. Brush dough with slightly beaten egg white. Using a small amount of the egg whites from which the
meringue will be made.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350°F, for 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Set
the crust aside to cool. Meanwhile, place sugar and lemon juice in a large skillet. Add apple quarters, cover tightly and cook slowly for about 6 minutes or until apples are just tender. Be sure not to over cook apples. Drain off liquid.

Spread raspberry jam over cooled crust, then arrange apple quarters over jam.

In a medium glass or stainless steel mixing bowl. With an electric mixer, beat egg whites, vanilla, salt and cream of tartar till soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar beating till egg whites are stiff, glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.

Carefully spread the meringue over cooked apples. Seal the meringue to the edge of the baking dish all the way around. This will help to prevent the meringue from shrinking away from the edges.

Bake Green Apple Meringue Dessert at 350°F. for 12 to 15 minutes, or until meringue is golden browned. Cool before serving. This rich dessert will serve 6 to 8.Pin It

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