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March 15, 2013

Apple Meringue Pie

Apple Meringue Pie ~ A Delicious alternative from the usual Lemon Meringue #ApplePie #MeringuePie

Apple Meringue Pie is a delicious alternative to the usual Lemon Meringue which I normally make.  The taste is very similar but with the added apple there is also a crunch to this pie.

Most apple pies are almost always a hit as a dessert.  This pie is sweet with just a tiny break in the sweetness when you bite into the apple.  

I like a fairly thick crust especially when it is made of Tennis biscuits.  All South-Africans - have you seen there will be Tennis Biscuit Crumbs out soon?  I have not found it at my local supermarkets yet, but it might be available at the bigger Hyper Markets.  What a convenience that's going to be!

I found this recipe in the Huisgenoot Wenresepte 2000 collection, which a reader sent to the magazine in 1989 already.  The recipe is slightly adapted by me.

APPLE MERINGUE PIE

{1 standard pie}

1 packet (200g) Tennis Biscuit, finely crumbled    {Graham Crackers can be used here}
1/2 cup Butter, melted

1 can (397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup Lemon Juice
3 Eggs, separated
1 can (385g) Tart/Pie Apples, drained and chopped smaller
1/4 cup Caster Sugar

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a pie dish with cooking spray.
2.) Combine the Tennis Biscuit crumbs and the melted Butter - press into the pie dish and set aside.
3.) Place the Condensed Milk into a medium mixing bowl - add the Lemon Juice gradually, whilst beating continuously - add the Egg Yolks and mix - add the Tart/Pie Apples - stir through.
4.) Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust - bake 10 - 12 minutes - remove from oven.
5.) Beat the Egg Whites until stiff, adding the Caster Sugar gradually - spoon over the Apple mixture and bake another 15 minutes until the Meringue is golden brown.
6.) Leave to cool completely and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 - 4 hours.

19 comments:

  1. Linda, you beat me to 200k views big time! Cheers and congrats

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  2. Oh yum! We love lemon but I had never thought of other fruits

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  3. visiting from show and tell saturday. What an awesome idea. It is always good to change it up.

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  4. Hi Linda, I never thought of apple meringue pie! What a great idea! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

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  5. I've never heard of apple meringue. Sounds amazing! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

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  6. Love the idea of Apple Meringue! YUM

    Found you at Angel's Homestead!

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  7. I had never even heard of that before APPLE meringue pie!

    What a fabulous idea!
    I bet it is a bit sweeter than lemon.....
    thanks for sharing!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  8. This looks really nice. I never thought of meringue on apple pie but it's perfect!!

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  9. My favorite other Linda! Thanks so much for sharing with us at What'd You Do This Weekend. I never heard of meringue on apple and now that i have I can't stop thinking about it. Have a great week. Linda

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  11. This sounds AMAZING! I'd never thought of such a combination! I'd love it if you'd share this with my readers over at Hearthfelt Hopes. I shared a link in my username!

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  12. Raising my hand (and fork!) here too- I would have never have thought to put apple with meringue topping! Nice idea and looks yum-yum! (drooooool)

    Thank you for sharing with the rest of us! Always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Whatever Goes Wed @ Someday Crafts linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    Link To My Party Project This Week

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  13. I'm intrigued with this recipe. Apple isn't something you associate with meringue, but you made it look good. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations!

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

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  14. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. Linda I've never heard of such a pie! I will have to make it for my husband.
    Thank you for sharing them with us in our Crafty Showcase. We love seeing what you link up each week!

    New linky: http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/23/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-6/

    Have a super week! Susie @Bowdabra

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  16. Hi Linda

    Even though I don't mind Lemon Meringue Pie, I think i'd like this one a whole lot more. I'm featuring it at tomorrow's party.Thanks for linking up.

    Anne xx

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  17. OMG - I am such a sucker for lemon meringue - what a divine combo!
    Thanks so much for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays. Look forward to seeing you again this week.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  18. This is an exquisite pie!! I know our readers would enjoy this recipe, too. We have an All Things Thursday Weekly Link Up Party (going on now), and would love for you to join us. allthingswithpurpose.com!!

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