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  Categories: Cakes, Fruits
       Yield: 8 Servings
       6    Cooking apples
      75 ml (3 fl oz) water
      85 g  (3oz) caster sugar
     100 g  (3oz) blanched almonds
     100 g  (3oz) butter, softened
     130 g  (4oz) caster sugar
       2    Eggs, separated
     1/2    Lemon, grated rind of
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            Custard or whipped cream
   To Drink: - Ruby port
   Level of Difficulty:  Easy Preparation Time: 1 hour Prepare in Advance: Yes
   Peel the apples, cut into halves and remove the cores.
   Bring the water and sugar to the boil.  Add the apple pieces and simmer
   gently until soft.  Set aside to cool.
   Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.  Beat the butter and sugar until
   light and fluffy.  Add the egg yolks, one at a time, then the almonds and
   lemon peel. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and fold
   carefully into the mixture.
   Drain the apples and transfer to an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over the
   almonds.  Bake the apple cake for 15-20 mins or until it is golden.
   Serve the cake lukewarm or cold with custard or whipped cream.
   Posted by : Sue Rykmans.