2 ½ matzos, broken into very small pieces, or 1 ½ cups matzo farfel
2 cups apple juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
¼ cup sugar
1 package (.43 ounces) vanilla sugar or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 whole egg
2 egg yolks
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped nuts
½ cup sliced peeled apples or bananas
Pinch of salt for the meringue
¼ cup sugar for the meringue
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, soak the matzos in the apple juice for 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice, lemon rind, margarine, sugar, vanilla sugar or extract, the whole egg, 2 egg yolks, salt, and chopped nuts. Blend the ingredients very well. Spoon the mixture into a greased 1 ½-quart baking dish (6 x 10 ¼ inches). Top with sliced fruit. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
To prepare the meringue. In a medium bowl, beat 2 egg whites with salt at the low speed until frothy. Increase the speed and add the sugar gradually, a tablespoon at a time, until the whites are stiff but not dry. Cover the fruit with the meringue. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm. Serves 6 to 8.