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Brazil Nut Meringues Recipe

These crisp meringues simply melt in your mouth. No one would guess that a mere four ingredients could create such a fantastic treat! —Margaret Reinhardt, Muskego, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min./batch + cooling YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups Brazil nuts
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

  • 1. Using the slicing blade of a food processor, slice Brazil nuts; set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes. Gently fold in nuts.
  • 3. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 275° for 30-35 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool completely on pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 43 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.