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       Title: Fig 'N' Kisses Pudding
  Categories: Desserts
       Yield: 6 servings
      16    Fig cookies; crumbled
       3 c  Sweetened apple sauce
       2    Eggs; separated
       4 c  Milk
       3 tb Quick-cooking tapioca
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
       2    Egg whites
       4 tb Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
   Place apple sauce in pudding dish.  Beat egg yolks lightly and combine in
   saucepan with milk, crumbled fig cookies, tapioca, salt and first measure
   of sugar.  Place over medium heat and stir until milk comes to a boil.
   Remove from fire at once.  Add first measure of vanilla and pour gently
   over apple sauce.  Whip egg whites until stiff.  Slowly add sugar and
   vanilla.  Place the meringue on top of pudding as fluffy kisses.  Bake in
   moderate oven (350 F.) until just lightly brown.  Remove from stove and
   place away from draft to keep meringue from “weeping”.  Top with bits of
   figs and red jelly.  Serves 6-8.
   Source: 48 Family Favorites with California Figs
   Reprinted with the permission of The California Fig Advisory Board
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias