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Cherries on a Cloud Recipe

Cherries on a Cloud Recipe

Our Amish friend Naomi Yoder makes this meringue heart topped with cream cheese and pie filling whenever we visit. Her family’s farm is a stop on our wagon train vacation.—Judy Herbkersman, Collins, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  • 1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add cream of tartar; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  • 2. Spoon meringue onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Using the back of a spoon, form meringue into a 9-in. circle, building up edges slightly.
  • 3. Bake at 275° for 1-1/2 hours. Turn oven off and do not open door; leave meringue in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven; cool completely.
  • 4. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream until mixture is well blended. To serve, place meringue on a serving platter; fill with cream cheese mixture and top with pie filling. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 426 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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gloustergal63 User ID: 2599196 113712
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"This was very impressive-looking but fairly easy to make. I made it for Valentine's Day so I shaped the meringue base into a heart. I know other reviewers have complained that the base had a lack of taste or got hard. I didnt' have that problem at all. Everyone who tried it paid me complements."

peeweemow User ID: 4096956 192943
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"i'm not gonna make this either for the same reason as the mullenhour. the merangue was hard! i brought it to a bbq and was mortified!"

mullenhour User ID: 1470035 186206
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"This recipe was awful! The "cloud" part was stiff and lacked flavor. Made it for an anniversary, and was very disappointed."

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