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                              HEAVEN ON EARTH
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruits
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6       lg           Cooking apples -- peeled
                         - cored and quartered
      1/2                Lemon -- grated rind and
                         - for the apples
    2       oz           Sugar -- for the apples
    4                    Ripe pears -- peeled
                         - cored and quartered
    2       ts           Mixed spice
    1                    Lemon -- grated rind and
                         - for the pears
    1                    Sponge cake
    6                    Egg whites
   12       oz           Caster sugar
   Preheat the oven to 375 oF / 190 oC.
   Place the quartered apples in an ovenproof dish, add lemon juice and grated
   rind, and sprinkle the sugar over the apples.
   Cover the apples with buttered greaseproof paper.
   Bake until the apples soften but before they begin to break up (about 35
   Turn the oven down to 275 oF/140 oC.
   Add the quartered pears to the dish with the apples. Add the lemon rind and
   juice, and spice. Mix together gently.
   Slice the cake, and butter generously. Cut into cubes and cover the fruit
   with the cake, butter side up.
   Brown slightly under the grill.
   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.
   Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the meringue has set.
   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)
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