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Cherry Berries on a Cloud

"Serve this elegant dessert, and you're sure to get requests for the recipe," says field editor Darlene Alexander of Nekoosa, Wisconsin.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add the cream of tartar and salt; beat until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form (do not under beat). Spread evenly in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 275° for 1 hour; turn off oven (do not open door). Let cool in oven overnight or at least 12 hours.
  • In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth; gently fold in whipped cream and marshmallows. Spread over meringue. Chill for 4 hours. Cut into 16 pieces. Combine topping ingredients; spoon 1/4 cup over each serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 279 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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