Angel Food Cake With Fruit Topping
8 egg whites
¾ cup cake flour
½ tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup fine granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. unsalted margarine
1 red apple, cored, peeled, cut into slices
2 Bosc pears, cored and cut into slices
1 dash nutmeg
½ tsp. orange zest, finely grated
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
Sift flour 2 times over a large plate. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and salt until frothy (with an electric mixer). Add cream of tartar, beat to soft peaks. Add ½ cup sugar and all the vanilla extract in small amounts, beat to stiff peaks. Slowly fold in the other ½ cup sugar.
Sift flour over the whites in three separate batches, folding in after each batch.
Spoon batter into a 9-inch tube pan. Bake in the middle of the oven for 1½ hours. After
baking, allow the cake to cool completely (2 hours).
Melt margarine in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Sauté apple slices for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add pears and sauté for another 3 minutes. Stir in nutmeg and orange zest, continue to sauté for an additional 3 minutes or until the fruit is tender. Serve warm
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 90 minutes
Fat Calories 5
Total Fat 0.6g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Total Carbohydrate 41.4g
Dietary Fiber 1.6g