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Peanut Meringues Recipe

Peanut Meringues Recipe

I live in the peanut capital of the world, and this is one of the recipes I get the most compliments on. The meringue is tender with a crisp outside and it holds a scoop of ice cream nicely. —Clara Giberson, Dothan, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted peanuts
  • Ice cream of your choice

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Fold in peanuts.
  • 2. Drop eight mounds onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Shape into 3-in. cups with the back of a spoon. Bake at 250° for 1 hour or until set and dry. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1 hour. To serve fill meringues with ice cream. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 meringue (calculated without ice cream) equals 159 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.