Hibiscus Poached Apples Atop Pistachio Clouds

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20Ingredients
Seconds
570Calories

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups hibiscus flowers (dried, Available at natural food stores, Latin or Middle Eastern markets, also under the name flor de Jamaica.)
  • 2 cups apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 3 cooking apples (medium firm, preferably Pink Ladies)
  • 4 egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (plain Greek-style)
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios (for garnish)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat egg whites with pinches of salt and cream of tartar until foamy. Increase speed to medium-high and add ¾ cup sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Combine remaining sugar with cornstarch. Gradually add sugar/cornstarch mixture and continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form, about 5 minutes. Beat in vinegar and vanilla until combined.
    3. Spread the meringue onto the parchment, creating 6 circles with slightly concave centers. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Bake for hour and 15 minutes; then turn off the heat. Prop oven door open with a wooden spoon and cool meringues in oven at least one hour.
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    NutritionView More

    570Calories
    Sodium7% DV170mg
    Fat38% DV25g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs28% DV85g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories570Calories from Fat230
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat12g60%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol65mg22%
    Sodium170mg7%
    Potassium350mg10%
    Protein7g14%
    Calories from Fat230
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate85g28%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars75g150%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C15%
    Calcium8%
    Iron4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.