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spicy. light. creamy. an apple pavlova that is filled with spices and topped with fresh whipped cream. this is one dessert that you cannot go wrong with and everyone will love it. it’s not heavy but is filled with flavor with all the spices and a hint of crunch from walnuts.
4 egg whites
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cornstarch
preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. in the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the egg whites until foamy and then add the cream of tartar. continue whipping on high until soft peaks start to form and then gradually add in the sugar and whip until stiff peaks form and the meringue is nice and glossy. add in the vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, and cornstarch. put the meringue onto the sheet pan and form into a mound. bake for 35 minutes and then turn the heat off and leave in the oven for an hour.
2 granny smith apples; peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
in a frying pan over medium-high heat, brown the butter. place the apples, sugar, vanilla, salt, lemon juice and cinnamon and cook until the apples are soft, about 15 minutes. once cool, fold in the walnuts.
place the apples into the center of the pavlova and then top with whipped cream. dust with cinnamon and sprinkle with more walnuts, optional.