Meringues with Fresh Berries
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Dash salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mixed fresh berries
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar, optional
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
- Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla.
- Drop meringue into two mounds on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Shape into 3-1/2-in. cups with the back of a spoon.
- Bake at 225° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until set and dry. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1 hour. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- In a small bowl, combine berries and, if desired, sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Combine sour cream and extract; spoon into meringue shells. Top with berries.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 222 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit.
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Aug 1, 2017
this is a lovely dessert! easy. Be sure to whip egg whites till thick like marshmallow cream. I piped mine and it was very pretty.
May 27, 2011
This is the first time I have ever made any recipe with a meringue. I made two changes -- used fat free sour cream and almond extract instead of rum extract. I was very pleased with the results.