I sorta cheated.
I have a sweet tooth. I love to indulge at this time of year. Simply because all evidence is hidden beneath several layers. I occasionally throw caution to the wind and ignore calorie counts. It's allowed. There's time enough for salads and the like.
I rather like lemon and do bake with it, however I was in no mood for baking last evening but needed something a little sweet so raided cupboards. To my absolute delight I found some M&S meringues, the very place to start.
I popped the almonds into the oven while I whipped some cream.
Leave in the oven just until they're golden brown.
Add a teaspoon or two on top of your meringue.
Top that off with whipped cream then sprinkle with your almonds.
Without doubt the quickest dessert I've ever made.