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Chocolate-Filled Meringue Shells Recipe
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Chocolate-Filled Meringue Shells Recipe

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“This has been a favorite Easter dessert for years,” writes field editor Janis Plourde of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. “It looks and tastes spectacular.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Toasted chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 332 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Add vinegar and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in cinnamon-sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon meringue into eight mounds on paper. Using the back of a spoon, shape into 3-in. cups. Bake at 250° for 30 minutes. Turn oven off and do not open door; let meringues dry in oven for 1 hour. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread 2 teaspoonfuls over the bottom of each meringue shell. Whisk 1/2 cup cream into remaining melted chocolate; cover and chill until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, beat remaining cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and cinnamon, beating until stiff peaks form; set aside half of cream mixture. Fold remaining cream mixture into chilled chocolate mixture; pipe into meringue shells. Dollop with reserved cream mixture; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate-Filled Meringue Shells in Taste of Home April/May 2006, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 332 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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