Fabulous Freelancer Foodie Recipe: Applesauce Meringue

Try this applesauce meringue recipe the next time you’re looking for a delightfully sweet alternative to the usual fruit-based desserts.

Note: the source of this recipe is found in The Young French Chef, a cookbook by Denise Perret and Mary Eckley.


  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 jars (about 15 ounces each) of applesauce
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar


  1. Begin by making sure an oven Is preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Let the egg whites warm to room temperature for about an hour. in an electric mixer’s large bowl. This way, the egg whites will, when beaten, be more voluminous.
  3. Pour the applesauce into a quart-size baking dish.
  4. Stir the cinnamon into the applesauce, making sure it’s blended well.
  5. Beat the egg whites at high speed in the electric mixer – soft peaks should then form when the beater is raised slowly.
  6. Beat in the granulated sugar gradually, just until stiff peaks begin to form.
  7. Spread the resulting meringue evenly over the applesauce, using the spatula to make decorative swirls, then sprinkle confectioners’ sugar evenly on top.
  8. Bake until the meringue becomes lightly golden and has reached a crusty consistency, then serve warm.

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