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Glazed Strawberries in Meringue Nests

Glazed Strawberries in Meringue Nests
Los Angeles Times

If you plan on visiting Mom for Mother's Day, surprise her with these light meringues filled with berries. You can make the meringue shells the night before. If Mom lives close by, it's all right to fill them before hitting ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes plus 8 hours standing | Makes 6 meringues
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons currant jelly
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries

Step 1Spray a small skillet lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Add the almonds and toast them over medium heat, stirring, until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Set them aside.

Step 2Heat the oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy. Beat in the sugar, a little at a time, until stiff peaks form, the meringue is glossy and the sugar is completely dissolved, 5 to 6 minutes. Divide the meringue into 6 portions and spoon onto the baking sheet. Using a spoon, make an indentation in the center of each meringue for the fruit.

Step 4Bake the meringues 1 hour. Turn off the oven and let the meringues sit in the oven 8 hours or overnight.

Step 5Heat the currant jelly in a small saucepan over low heat until melted. Stir in the lemon juice. Toss together the raspberries and strawberries in a bowl. Pour the melted jelly over them and toss to combine. Spoon the fruit into the meringue shells and sprinkle the tops with the almonds.


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