Apple Meringue Pie


This apple meringie pie has everything you want in a perfect autumn pie. A crunchy pie crust, creamy apple filling and soft meringue.

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Apple meringue pie
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2018-12-09, this recipe is for 12 people and takes 1 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 10-03-2022

1 hour 12 people Pie and cake
Apple meringue pie


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Ingredients pie crust

  • 250 gram all-purpose flour + extra
  • 100 gram dairy butter on room temperature + extra for coating
  • 100 gram sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Ingredients filling

  • 5 apples e.g. Elstar, Golden Delicious, Jonagold
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 gram sugar + 4 tablespoons extra
  • 50 gram all-purpose flour
  • 200 gram crème fraîche
  • handful of almond shavings
Apple meringue pie ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • standmixer (or knead the dough by hand, but it's recommended for the egg whites)
  • small bowl + fork
  • cling film
  • pie dish (about 26 cm - 10.2 inch)
  • silicone kitchen brush
  • large bowl
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • vegetable peeler
  • rolling-pin
  • oven

Apple Meringue Pie

1 hour 12 people Pie and cake

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Preparation -- 15 minutes + waiting time

Start with the dough for the pie crust, this has to rest a bit before using. Combine flour and salt and gradually add the soft butter into pieces. Knead until you've reached a crumbled dough.

Mix the egg and sugar with a fork and add it to the dough. Knead until you've reached a dough ball, wrap with cling film and refrigerate for about an hour.

Meanwhile coat the pie dish with butter and set aside. Combine the egg yolks of 2 eggs with sugar, crème fraîche and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.  

Apple meringue pie
Apple meringue pie

Finishing the apple meringue pie -- 45 minutes

Dust your work surface and rolling-pin with flour and roll out the dough until it fits in the pie dish. Transfer the dough to the pie dish and set aside. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Meanwhile peel the apples, remove the core and divide into pieces. The pieces shouldn't be too thick, but also not too small and add them to the crème fraîche mixture.

Divide the filling over the pie crust and bake about 15 minutes in the oven. Degrease a bowl and whisk of your standmixer, you can easily do this with a few drops of lemon juice and paper kitchen towel.

Add the egg whites of 2 eggs and beat them until they form stiff peaks. Gradually add 4 tablespoons of sugar, you can add more but we like the balance of the sourness of the apples and a not too sweet meringue.

Divide the egg whites over the pie after 15 minutes and finish with a handful of almond shavings. Bake the pie for another 15 minutes, or until the meringue is beautifully golden brown and the apple filling is done. Enjoy!

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