4 egg whites
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup pecans
1 cup dried figs or dates


Roughly chop nuts and fruit
Beat egg whites until very stiff; blend in sugar and beat until smooth
Lightly fold in nuts and fruit
Spread meringue mixture in a greased spring form pan. It should be 4-6cm high.
OR form into 8 individual meringues on greased tray

Bake in a moderate oven 150°C for 40 minutes.
Delicious served warm or cold with whipped cream and mixed berries.