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Our Best Meringue Desserts

Light, sweet and fluffy, meringue is perfect way to impress family and guests. Here's a round-up of our absolute best meringue recipes, from topped pies and cakes to bite-sized cookies!

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Meringue Shells with Lemon CurdTaste of Home

Meringue Shells with Lemon Curd

We love a dazzling dessert of meringue shells filled with sunny lemon curd. It’s sweet and tart, crunchy and fluffy. Top it with whipped cream and berries. —Kris Brill, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Mile-High Cranberry Meringue PieTaste of Home

Mile-High Cranberry Meringue Pie

Your holiday crowd will be blown away when they see this pie with towering meringue on top. Let it sit in your refrigerator for at least four hours for best results. —Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida

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Chocolate S'mores TartTaste of Home

Chocolate S'mores Tart

I created this tart for my kids, who love having s'mores on the fire pit. It’s truly indulgent. We simply can't get enough of the billowy marshmallow topping. —Dina Crowell, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Lemon Meringue Angel CakeTaste of Home

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

I've been told that this dessert tastes exactly like a lemon meringue pie and that it's the best angel food cake anyone could ask for. I'm not sure about all of that, but it is delightful to serve, and each slice is virtually fat free. —Sharon Kurtz, Emmaus, Pennsylvania

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Chocolate-Dipped Meringue Sandwich CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Dipped Meringue Sandwich Cookies

These light, airy morsels are twice as nice with two meringue cookies and velvety ganache in between. —Donna Pochoday-Stelmach, Morristown, New Jersey

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Meringue Snowballs In CustardTaste of Home

Meringue Snowballs In Custard

My family has passed down this elegant dessert generation by generation. It started with my Russian great-grandmother, who traveled to America more than 100 years ago. I love continuing the tradition with her recipe. —Tonya Burkhard, Palm Coast, Florida

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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue RosesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses

Eat these pretty treats as is, or crush them into a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream. Readers of my blog, utry.it, went nuts when I posted that idea.—Amy Tong, Anaheim, California

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Strawberry-Hazelnut Meringue ShortcakesTaste of Home

Strawberry-Hazelnut Meringue Shortcakes

In summer the strawberry farms are open for picking. I serve strawberries with a crunchy hazelnut meringue cookie. —Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

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Tart Cherry Meringue DessertTaste of Home

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

I've made this cherry dessert for years to serve at baby showers, birthday parties and other special occasions. People really enjoy the tender crust, cherry filling and melt-in-your-mouth meringue. Every time I serve it, someone asks for the recipe. —Kathryn Dawley, Gray, Maine

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Mint Twist MeringuesTaste of Home

Mint Twist Meringues

Light and airy, these delicate meringues give you a refreshing burst of peppermint. I sprinkle them with crushed mint candies and baking cocoa. —Cheryl Perry, Hertford, North Carolina

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Peach Blackberry PavlovasTaste of Home

Peach Blackberry Pavlovas

It's hard to decide whether it's the presentation or taste that makes this pretty dessert tops. Fresh berries rest on a pillow of homemade meringue for a finale that sums up why we love summer in one delicious bite. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

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Irresistible Coconut Cream PieTaste of Home

Irresistible Coconut Cream Pie

My husband and I grow 500 acres of wheat on the farm his family homesteaded in 1889. I grind my own flour and love to use it in this recipe. The easy, pat-in crust has a rich grain flavor. It’s irresistible filled with old-fashioned coconut cream and topped with a fluffy meringue. —Roberta Foster, Kingfisher, Oklahoma

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Lemon Meringue MuffinsTaste of Home

Lemon Meringue Muffins

These muffins taste like a favorite pie of mine. The meringue adds a unique flavor.—Nancy Kearney, Massillon, Ohio

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Vanilla Meringue CookiesTaste of Home

Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Want to learn how to make meringues? This meringue cookie is light, airy morsels and the perfect fat-free treat to really beat a sweets craving. —Jenni Sharp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Strawberry-Chocolate Meringue TorteTaste of Home

Strawberry-Chocolate Meringue Torte

I make this rich and delicious torte whenever I'm asked to bring dessert to any occasion. Use reduced-calorie whipped topping to create a lighter version. —Christine McCullough, Auburn, Massachusetts

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Chocolate-Candy Cane Meringue WreathTaste of Home

Chocolate-Candy Cane Meringue Wreath

These stunning meringues melt in your mouth. Set the minty masterpiece in the center of the table to accent your spread, then enjoy it for dessert later. —Nicole Tran, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Key Lime Marshmallow Meringue TartsTaste of Home

Key Lime Marshmallow Meringue Tarts

After spending time last winter in Key West, my husband and I became obsessed with Key lime pie. This is my downsized version of one we tried while spending time in that area. Marshmallow creme is the extra special touch. —Barbara Hahn, Park Hills, Missouri

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Snow-Puffed MeringuesTaste of Home

Snow-Puffed Meringues

My family and friends like a nice pick-me-up dessert after a big holiday meal. These feather-light morsels fit the bill perfectly. To make six dozen cookies, or to make them easier to ship, skip the Nutella and dust with cocoa instead. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

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Raspberry-Chocolate Meringue SquaresTaste of Home

Raspberry-Chocolate Meringue Squares

My family loves all sorts of cookies, like this luscious treat with a buttery crust, raspberry jam, chocolate and meringue. Bake it for a buffet, party or household treat. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Cranberry Meringue CakeTaste of Home

Cranberry Meringue Cake

A fan of Southern cooking and baking, I love to exchange recipes when I’m working in my beauty salon. I discovered this amazing cake in an old cookbook. —Sandy Thomas, Guntersville, Alabama

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Lemon Meringue Ice Cream PieTaste of Home

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie

This pretty pie has it all—a graham cracker-pecan crust that's layered with vanilla ice cream and lemon curd and then frozen. Golden-brown meringue adds the finishing touch.—Dana Hinck, Pensacola, Florida

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Florida Citrus Meringue PieTaste of Home

Florida Citrus Meringue Pie

Why limit a great dessert to just one kind of citrus fruit? Thanks to orange and lemon, this lovely pie packs a bold sweet-tart flavor! —Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida

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Meringue CupsTaste of Home

Meringue Cups

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

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Favorite Coconut Meringue PieTaste of Home

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty pan when I bring this classic. Friends line up for a creamy slice, topped with golden meringue and toasted coconut. —Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado

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Surprise MeringuesTaste of Home

Surprise Meringues

These crisp, delicate cookies are light as a feather. Mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts are a delightful and yummy surprise in every bite. Mom knows this fun dessert is a fitting finale to a big meal. —Gloria Grant, Sterling, Illinois

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Meringue Torte with Peppermint CreamTaste of Home

Meringue Torte with Peppermint Cream

The mother of my brother-in-law, Bill, often made this melt-in-your-mouth torte. A few years after she passed away, I surprised him by serving it at Christmas. He was delighted.—Christine Venzon, Peoria, Illinois

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Tasty Lemon Meringue PieTaste of Home

Tasty Lemon Meringue Pie

The recipe for this yummy lemon pie comes from my grandmother. It's a lovely, special dessert that feels like home.—Merle Dyck, Elkford, British Columbia

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Meringue KissesTaste of Home

Meringue Kisses

There's a nice chocolaty surprise inside these sweet kisses. They're my husband's top choice each Christmas.—Tami Henke, Lockport, Illinois

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Contest-Winning Rhubarb Meringue PieTaste of Home

Contest-Winning Rhubarb Meringue Pie

My husband’s grandmother was a great cook but didn’t always share her secrets, so we are fortunate to have her recipe for rhubarb cream pie. I added one of my favorite crusts and a never-fail meringue. —Elaine Sampson, Colesburg, Iowa

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Peanut Butter Meringue PieTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

My four sons clamor for the peanut butter pie. My mom found the recipe from a farmwife magazine in the 1960s, and now I'm teaching our sons' wives to make it. —Judy Hernke, Mundelein, Illinois

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Peppermint MeringuesTaste of Home

Peppermint Meringues

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are super as a Christmas gift or to pass around when guests drop in. —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois

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