• Alex Dobbs, Grassroots Nutrition

Day 10 - An Easy yet Delicious Christmas Dessert

Day 10 - Christmassy Pavlova (meringue) This is seriously easy to prepare, and a little bit boozy. Let's make this an easy one: scrap the idea of making your own pavlova this Christmas. So, the first ingredient is 8 shop-bought meringues, they are not strictly pavlova, I know, but will save you a whole load of hassle and time on this one. For the topping: 800g cooking apples, cut into 2cm chunks 25ml Prosecco 75g brown sugar 1 star anise 1 table spoon cinnamon 5 cloves 1 vanilla pod 125ml water AND 500ml cream (whipped at home), optional mascarpone to make a thicker cream. To prepare: bring the apples and all other ingredients to the boil in a pan, cover and gently simmer for 6-7 minutes. Take out the spices and any large apple pieces you can get your hands on. Keep simmering for another 15 minutes. Return the apples to the mixture. Take off the heat, let cool. Simply serve the cream & apple mixture on your meringue nests along with a fresh glass of bubbles for a festive dessert!


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