Souffle-topped Baked Apples
Lemon souffle bakes over apples.
8 medium-size (3-in. diameter) Golden Delicious apples, peeled and
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 3/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3/4 cup sugar
8 teaspoons apricot jam
Set apples upright in a 9- by 13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with
lemon juice. Cover and bake in a 350| oven until tender when pierced,
40 to 50 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan, mix milk with cornstarch.
Bring to a rolling boil, stirring. Remove from heat and stir in egg
yolks and peel. Stir constantly over low heat for 1 minute. Whip egg
whites until foamy, then gradually beat in sugar until stiff peaks form.
Remove apples from oven; turn heat to 425|. Drain off and discard
pan juices. Fill center of each apple with 1 teaspoon of jam. Fold
custard into whites, then cover apples completely with custard mixture.
Bake, uncovered, until topping is lightly browned, about 15 minutes;
serve warm. Serves 8.
Photo: Fill baked apples with jam, then top with lemon custard and
bake until light brown