Honey Pear Pecan Meringue Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

2.9/5 rating (30 votes)
  • Serves: 6-8
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Ready in: 10-12 mins
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Honey Pear Pecan Meringue Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium egg whites (130g) at room temperature
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • 260g castor sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 x cans pears well drained, sliced lengthways or poach your own
  • 150g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 750mls double cream

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Method

  • Pre heat the oven to 120° C, Gas ½.
  • Place the egg whites and cream of tartar into a mixing bowl and whisk until light and foamy.
  • Add half the sugar and whisk well on ¾ speed, until thick and glossy, but not over beaten. If you over whisk, then meringue will become dull and firm.
  • Add the rest of the sugar and just bring together, say for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the bowl from the machine, then fold in the cornflour, vanilla and vinegar, mix well.
  • Spread into a Swiss Roll tin 37cm x 27cm lined with baking parchment and place into the pre heated oven and cook for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Then remove from the oven and cool slightly, then cut into 3 even sized pieces, cool.
  • Toast the pecans gently, then when nicely browned pop into a bowl and add the honey and mix well.
  • Whisk the double cream and vanilla, do not over whip.
  • Quickly spread half over one of the meringues. Lay over the sliced pears.
  • Sprinkle over a little pecan nuts and drizzle with a little caramel sauce.
  • Then top with a second piece, and repeat and then finally the last layer of meringue.
  • Press down with a cooling rack (this keeps it even)
  • Decorate the top with piped cream, slices of pear and whole toasted pecans.
  • and dust well with icing sugar.
  • Just before serving drizzle over a little sauce and dust well with icing sugar.
  • Slice and serve with extra sauce.

Phil's Tips

Add a little of my Salted Caramel Sauce and your are in heaven. Mmmm!

Salted Caramel Sauce

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