*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               Apple Meringue
 Recipe By     : Miriam P. Posvolsky
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pounds        granny smith apples or any tart apple
    1      cup           sugar or less
    1      tablespoon    honey
      1/2  cup           water
      1/2                vanilla bean or liquid vanilla
    2                    cloves
      1/2  teaspoon      cinnamon
    1      pinch         nutmeg
      1/2  cup           raisins
    2      tablespoons   Grand Marnier or Cognac
                         Italian meringue:
    1      cup           sugar
      1/4  cup           water
    4                    egg whites
 Peel, core and slice apples, not too thin. Make a syrup with the water and
 the sugar. Add the spices, apples and raisins. Cook covered until tender,
 but still hold their shape. Add the liqueur and the honey. Place in a
 baking dish.
 Make Italian Meringue:
 Stir sugar and water over heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Let
 cook until a thick syrup. Meanwhile, whip with an electric beater the
 whites until they form soft peaks. Slowly pour the hot syrup into the
 whites, beating all along until cool.
 Spread meringue on top of apples, bake in preheated 350 F oven until
 golden. Chill.
 You may substitute for pears, bananas or just use your imagination.
 From: Miriam Podcameni Posvolsky, Rio de Janeiro