|150 g||almond cookies|
|80 g||butter (melted)|
|100 g||almond slivers|
|1||vanilla bean (seed)|
Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F. In a food processor, combine almond cookies, hazelnuts and melted butter. Blend until smooth.
Zest citrus fruit. Then, combine pears, spices, honey, lemon and orange zest, and a little bit of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for approx. 15 min. Drain.
In a bowl, mix together pears, almond slivers, brandy, vanilla seeds, and sultanas. Place mixture on top of the base.
With a standing mixer or a hand mixer beat egg whites until stiff. As soon as they begin to foam, gradually add sugar. The bowl and the beater should be free from any kind of grease to create the desired consistency.