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Strawberry-Hazelnut Meringue Shortcakes

In summer the strawberry farms are open for picking. I serve strawberries with a crunchy hazelnut meringue cookie. —Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 6 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 4 cups low-fat frozen yogurt

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 250°. Beat egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form.
  • Using a measuring cup and spatula or an ice cream scoop, drop meringue into 8 even mounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet. With the back of a spoon, shape into 3-in. cups. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Bake 45-50 minutes or until set and dry. Turn off oven (do not open oven door); leave meringues in oven 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheets. Remove meringues from paper.
  • Place 3 cups strawberries in a large bowl; mash slightly. Stir in remaining strawberries. Just before serving, top meringues with frozen yogurt and strawberries.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 212 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • samiley2
    Jun 9, 2016

    Easy and taste better than pound cake or shortcake cups. My husband asked for me to make it again.

  • beajbutterfly
    Jul 18, 2014

    Great Taste Was Delish !!!

  • Nichaphat
    Apr 28, 2014

    Easy recipe and taste great.