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Raspberry Meringue Hearts

Here’s a lovely dessert that your guests will think is almost too pretty to eat! I love the graceful heart shape of the raspberry meringue. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 3 cups raspberry or lemon sorbet
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Additional fresh raspberries, optional

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a small mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in chopped almonds and vanilla.
  • Preheat oven to 300°. Drop meringue into 6 mounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Shape into 4-in. hearts with the back of a spoon, building up the edges slightly. Bake for 35 minutes. Turn oven off; leave meringues in the oven for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  • For filling, place raspberries in a food processor. Cover and process until blended. Strain and discard seeds. In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, pureed raspberries and jam until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Cool.
  • To serve, spoon sauce into meringue hearts. Place scoop of sorbet on top. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 meringue with 1/2 cup sorbet and 1/4 cup sauce: 423 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (78g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein.
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