Saturday, July 10, 2010
Berry Meringue Nests
Perfect summer time dessert:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat 4 egg whites (room temp), 1 tsp cream of tartar and 1/2 tsp vanilla with a mixer until soft peaks form. Still beating, add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbs at a time until stiff peaks form. Spoon out into nest shapes on parchment paper lined cookie sheet (I made 6 or you could make one large one). Bake meringue for 35 minutes, then turn off oven, leaving meringue inside to rest with the door closed for 1 hour. DO NOT PEAK!
Once cooled, place assorted berries in cooled shell and top with whipped cream if desired. Yummy!