FREE FROM EGG, GLUTEN, WHEAT, DAIRY, SOYA, PEANUT
We had friends over for a meal on Thursday while I had the children so as I was making a sweet for them I decided to make the same for Bob, but with ingredients that he can eat. So here is Bob's egg/wheat/gluten/dairy/peanut/soya free Apple meringue pie. Adding this to my linky as it is a simple recipe that the whole family can eat.
I started with a basic crumble mix that I keep a tub of made in the freezer, it is so easy to use from frozen and saves making it every time I need some.
Peel and core an eating apple, cook in the microwave with a tablespoon of water for ninety seconds.Leave to cool.
1 oz dairy free margarine, I use a sunflower one. (I make with a tub full at a time)
2 oz gluten free flour (either plain or SR will work ( if using a tub full just weight your margarine and add double the flour)
1 oz sugar ( if making in bulk add the same weight as the margarine). Rub the margarine into the flour and sugar until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Put into the bottom of a small flat oven proof dish and add a sprinkle of water, enough to join the ingredients together but not to make it soggy. You are aiming at a pastry but this is much easier than trying to roll it out.
Top with the partly cooked apple.
To make the meringue
Place 2 heaped teaspoons of egg replacer into a deep container, I use a pint jug and add 4 tablespoon cold water. Whisk with a hand held mixer until light and airy and mixture stands in peaks. Gently add a dessert spoon of sugar and stir in gently. Cover the apples with the meringue, and cook for approx 20 mins at 140 oC. This will cook the pastry base but the meringue will still look white, it does not brown as per normal meringue
Serve hot or cold.