Apple Meringue Pudding

By • February 23, 2011 11 Comments

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Author Notes: This pudding was adapted from one I found in my Pennsylvania Dutch recipe collection. I'm always looking for recipes that can include Meyer lemons...I was hoping for time this week to make one for a photo, but family issues intervened. It is a pretty dessert, so I promise a shot in the future.Lizthechef

Serves 4, generously


  • 12 organic Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • juice and zest of one Meyer lemon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch kosher salt


  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup organic powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel and core the apples.
  3. Place apples in large Dutch oven or other heavy-bottomed pot. Add the water and cook, covered, over medium heat until apples are soft, about 10 minutes.
  4. Using a food processor, puree the apples and transfer to a large, non-reactive bowl.
  5. Separate the eggs, reserving the whites. Beat the yolks gently by hand and add to the apples, along with the lemon juice, zest, sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt.
  6. Mix together well and pour into a buttered baking dish.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes while you prepare the meringue.
  8. Using a mixer, whip the egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
  9. Remove the pudding from the oven and, using an offset spatula, spread the meringue over the pudding to completely cover it.
  10. Return pudding to oven and bake until golden, 10-15 minutes. Turn off the oven and allow the pudding to "rest" inside the oven for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven, allow the pudding to cool until it is warm rather than hot. Serve.

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over 4 years ago lapadia



over 4 years ago Sagegreen

It is wonderful to have you back! So sorry to hear about all your challenges. This recipe sounds wonderful. Your lemon tree must be very pretty!


over 4 years ago Lizthechef

Thank you - the lemons are ripening beautifully, despite a cool summer and fall, plus a cold winter. I've learned to be patient ;)


over 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Sounds great, Liz! Glad you're back!


over 4 years ago Lizthechef

Not as happy as I am to be back - almost at full steam ;)


over 4 years ago dymnyno

This sounds delicious!! Nice to hear your kitchen chatter again.


over 4 years ago Lizthechef

Love being back in the kitchen - Larry gets an iPhone and I get a Viking ;)


over 4 years ago MyCommunalTable

This sounds good. I wish I had some right now.


over 4 years ago Lizthechef

It's not a sweet pudding but I like the flavors - thanks, wish I could make a batch for you!


over 4 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, we are better every day. Feels great to be cooking again and back on the site!


over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This looks so good, Liz! Hope you're all doing well!