Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A meringue flambe with a difference!


  1. Remove all but lowest rack from oven.
  2. Turn on your oven's broiler.
  3. Cut a cylinder of watermelon about 6-inches high.
  4. Removing the rind, carve the watermelon into the shape of a round cake 8-inches in diameter and 6-inches in height. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites while slowly adding the sugar. Continue adding sugar and beating until stiff peaks form.
  6. Place watermelon "cake" flat on a heatproof platter and frost with the meringue. (Make sure every bit of the watermelon is covered!).
  7. Place "cake" into oven as far from the broiler as possible - hence on the lowest rack - and broil until meringue is golden.
  8. Remove watermelon cake from oven.
  9. Meanwhile, heat the brandy in a small saucepan just until warm.
  10. Ignite and pour over the meringue.
  11. When the flames subside, cut into wedges as you would a cake.


Most Helpful

Very much enjoyed this recipe-particularly as was not familiar with flambe'-ing meringue. Can't wait to start flambe'-ing other fruit in a similar fashion. Slices might be better for individual portions although the effect for the dinner table is spectacular.

Bromleygirl September 10, 2011

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