Cherry Meringue Dessert Recipe

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Cherry Meringue Dessert Recipe
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Cherry Meringue Dessert Recipe

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Who can resist luscious cherries floating over a rich creamy layer tucked inside a crispy shell? This tempting dessert looks almost too good to eat, but don't let that stop you—it's sure to impress your sweetheart — Kay Curtis, Guthrie, Oklahoma
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling

Ingredients

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

Directions

In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until very stiff peaks form. Cover a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Spoon meringue onto foil. Using the back of a spoon, form meringue into a 9-in. heart shape, building up the edges slightly. Bake at 275° for 1-1/2 hours. Turn oven off and do not open door. Let cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven; cool completely. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream until mixture is well blended. To serve, place heart on a serving platter; fill with cream cheese mixture and top with pie filling. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Meringue Dessert in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p37

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until very stiff peaks form. Cover a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Spoon meringue onto foil. Using the back of a spoon, form meringue into a 9-in. heart shape, building up the edges slightly. Bake at 275° for 1-1/2 hours. Turn oven off and do not open door. Let cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven; cool completely. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream until mixture is well blended. To serve, place heart on a serving platter; fill with cream cheese mixture and top with pie filling. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Meringue Dessert in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p37

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homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 229088
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"Made this back when it came out in the magazine. It was fabulous and not as complicated as it looks. Want to make again!!!"

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abreendre User ID: 1799143 72698
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"Much easier than I thought it would be. It takes a lot of time in the oven, so plan ahead. Worth the time. It's light so we could eat with a big celebration dinner"

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