Date Nut Meringues Recipe

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It's always nice to make different recipes to enhance my Christmas cookie selection each year. Since I like to bake but not fuss too much, these old-fashioned chews are a good choice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) chopped dates
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 75 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form, about 6 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Fold in dates and pecans.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 12-15 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Date Nut Meringues in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p34

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