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Mini Meringue Pumpkins Recipe

Mini Meringue Pumpkins Recipe

Cast a sweet spell over Halloween party guests by making a pumpkin patch worth of treats from our CW Test Kitchen. Using a basic meringue recipe spiced with pumpkin flavor, you too can scare up festive, fun-to-eat cookies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange colored sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange edible glitter
  • 3 pieces green Fruit by the Foot fruit roll
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla frosting

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Add pie spice and vanilla.
  • 2. Place egg white mixture in a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe 1-1/2-in.-diameter pumpkins onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine the orange sugar and glitter. Seal bag; crush mixture to break glitter into small pieces. Sprinkle over pumpkins.
  • 3. Bake at 250° for 40-45 minutes or until set and dry. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1-1/2 hours.
  • 4. Carefully remove meringues from parchment paper. Cut leaf and vine shapes from fruit roll; attach to pumpkins with a dab of frosting. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 32 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.