Baked apple Alaska




  1. Heat the red wine in a small saucepan and simmer until its volume is reduced by half.

  2. Add the sugar, vanilla pod and seeds and apple slices and simmer for 4-5 minutes, or until the apple softens but still holds it's shape. Spoon into a dessert bowl.

  3. Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed.

  4. Beat the caster sugar in gradually until the mixture is thick and glossy.

  5. Spoon the egg white mixture over the bowl to completely cover the apple mixture, then drizzle over the honey.

  6. Use a mini-blowtorch to brown the meringue all over. Serve immediately.