Meringue Snowballs In Custard Recipe

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Meringue Snowballs In Custard Recipe
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Meringue Snowballs In Custard Recipe

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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 4 large egg yolks plus 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6-1/4 cups whole milk, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Chopped glazed pecans, optional

Directions

Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. In a large heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, eggs, 1 cup sugar and cornstach until blended; stir in 4 cups milk. Cook over medium-low heat 10-15 minutes or until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat immediately. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl.
Place bowl in an ice-water bath. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
For snowballs, add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Stir in remaining vanilla. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form.
In a large heavy skillet, bring remaining milk barely to a simmer over medium-low heat. Working in batches and using two soup spoons, drop meringue by 1/3 cupfuls into milk; poach meringues 4-6 minutes or until firm to the touch, turning once. Using a slotted spoon, remove meringues to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining meringue, making a total of 12 snowballs. (Discard remaining milk.) If desired, serve with pecans. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Meringue Snowballs in Custard in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p169

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 4 large egg yolks plus 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6-1/4 cups whole milk, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Chopped glazed pecans, optional
  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. In a large heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, eggs, 1 cup sugar and cornstach until blended; stir in 4 cups milk. Cook over medium-low heat 10-15 minutes or until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat immediately. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl.
  2. Place bowl in an ice-water bath. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
  3. For snowballs, add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Stir in remaining vanilla. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form.
  4. In a large heavy skillet, bring remaining milk barely to a simmer over medium-low heat. Working in batches and using two soup spoons, drop meringue by 1/3 cupfuls into milk; poach meringues 4-6 minutes or until firm to the touch, turning once. Using a slotted spoon, remove meringues to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining meringue, making a total of 12 snowballs. (Discard remaining milk.) If desired, serve with pecans. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Meringue Snowballs in Custard in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p169

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xrayeyes2 User ID: 183940 268108
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2017

"For those of you thinking of trying this, this was Julia Child's favorite dessert!"

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