Cocoa Meringues with Berries
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
- 1 large egg white
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Dash salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
- BERRY SAUCE:
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
- Grated orange zest, optional
- Place egg white in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 275°. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 2 tablespoons sugar.
- Combine cocoa and remaining sugar; add to meringue with vanilla. Beat on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in chopped chocolate.
- Drop 2 mounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Shape into 3-in. cups with the back of a spoon. Bake until set and dry, 50-60 minutes. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1 hour.
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, orange juice and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in berries. Cool to room temperature. Spoon into meringues. If desired, top with grated orange zest.
Nutrition Facts1 meringue with 1/2 cup sauce : 215 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.
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Dec 20, 2012
I'm hesitating to try these as the nutritional facts are awfully high in calories & carbs. This data can't be correct! Similar meringue recipes I've reviewed are no where near these amounts. Can they be retested?