Strawberry Chocolate Meringue Recipe
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Strawberry Chocolate Meringue Recipe

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This special-occasion dessert is impressive and elegant. Strawberries are my family's favorite fruit, and they go great with chocolate. -Mary Lou Smarsh, Laurel, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups whole fresh strawberries
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 323 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Trace a 9-in. circle on paper.
  2. Beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in almonds.
  3. Spoon meringue evenly over circle, forming a 1-1/4-in. rim. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes. Turn oven off; leave meringue in oven for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from the oven and cool on baking sheets. When cooled completely, remove meringues from paper and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the cocoa, milk and vanilla. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into the meringue shell. Top with strawberries.
  6. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over berries. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Chocolate Meringue in Reminisce January/February 2003, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 323 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Have made it several times - delicious chocolate cream cheese mixture!! I left out the almonds from the meringue. Also I sliced the strawberries rather than leaving them whole."

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