Easter Meringue Cups Recipe
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Easter Meringue Cups Recipe

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These crunchy meringue shells with a lemon curd filling will make guests stop to "ooh" and "ahh" at your dessert table. Topped with fresh fruit, they're especially pretty when served with a spring meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/3 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1/3 cup cubed fresh pineapple

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 180 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Beat the egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form.
  2. Drop meringue into eight mounds on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Shape into 3-in. cups with the back of a spoon.
  3. Bake at 275° for 45-50 minutes or until set and dry. Turn off oven and do not open door; leave meringues in oven for 1 hour. Spread cups with lemon curd and fill with fruit. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Easter Meringue Cups in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p52

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Looks beautiful, but was not a whole-family (7 of us) favorite. It needs to be eaten within a couple hours as the fruit juice soaks into the meringue."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"I took these to our Fruit and Pastry Potluck at Church on Easter Sunday. They were gone so quick, people were looking for more. They were so easy to make and very attractive sitting on a slightly elevated plate."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"We love these! My grandmother always made a full size dessert like this, but these are much easier to serve."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"I made these for Easter dessert, and they were a hit! My first time trying it, and I host Easter dinner every year, and I love trying new recipes."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"I really enjoyed making these. They looked so fun and springy that I tried them out - everyone loved them! They have a great fresh fruit taste."

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