Meringue Hearts With Whipped Cream And Raspberries

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Meringue hearts with whipped cream and raspberries, are perfect for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.
Light, airy and crisp, filled with lightly sweetened whipped cream and some fresh raspberries, they are an extra special dessert. (This post was originally published on February 10, 2015. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn commission on qualifying purchases.)

Meringue hearts with raspberries and whipped cream. @whatagirleats
Serve the raspberry sauce on the side, or drizzle on top of berries.

Similar to Pavlova.

These heart-shaped meringues are similar to a Pavlova, the national dessert of New Zealand. Usually a Pavlova is made as one large meringue, filled with whipped cream, fresh berries and kiwis, (especially  in New Zealand!). While this is not necessarily a complicated recipe, it does require a few important steps.

Meringue hearts with raspberries and whipped cream. @whatagirleats

How to make meringues.

  • When whipping egg whites, you must make sure that the yolks don’t break when separating.
  • The bowl and beater that are used to whip the whites must be free of grease. I always wipe the inside of my bowl with white vinegar, then rinse with warm water.
  • Trace a heart shape on a piece of parchment paper, using a cookie cutter. Pipe around, and then fill in the bottom.

Trace a heart shape on parchment paper. Fill in the bottom of the heart.

Carefully pipe 2 or 3 more layers of meringue, building up the sides.

Bake in a slow oven, about 200 degrees F. for 1 1/2 hours. While the meringues are baking, whip the cream and puree the frozen raspberries for the raspberry sauce, or “coulis” (fancy French term for berry sauce). To assemble, fill each shell with whipped cream and fresh berries. Serve raspberry sauce on the side or drizzle on top.

What can you make with leftover egg yolks?

So you’ve made meringues and now you have leftover egg yolks. What can you make? This 1 minute blender Hollandaise is perfect! You can serve in over asparagus or on Eggs Florentine or Eggs Royale.

Looking for more meringue recipes?

Star Shaped Meringues are perfect for patriotic holidays.

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Eton Mess also uses meringues. This traditional English dessert is perfect for summer berries.

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Meringue Hearts with Whipped Cream and Raspberries

Cynthia
Meringue Hearts with Whipped Cream and Raspberries and Raspberry Sauce. Makes 3-4 heart shaped shells, depending on the size of the heart. The heart pictured was about 3 1/2" by 4"
5 from 39 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4 servings
Calories 439 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • To make the meringue shells, pre-heat oven to 200*, line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat, (silicone baking sheet).
  • In a clean, grease-free mixing bowl, whip whites on low speed until foamy.
  • Add salt, cream of tartar and vanilla, and continue whipping about 8 minutes or so, the whites should begin to have soft peaks.
  • Gradually add sugar, a few teaspoons at a time and continue beating until the whites are stiff and shiny like satin.
  • Either use a pastry bag to pipe out heart shell, or drop by tablespoons on prepared sheets.
  • Bake for about 1Β½ hours at 200* with oven door slightly ajar.
  • When they are done, they will be crispy and light and will be easily removed from the cookie sheet.
  • While the shells are baking, whip cream and sugar in stand mixer, or by hand with a whisk, until soft peaks form.
  • For the Raspberry Sauce, or "coulis", thaw frozen berries and puree in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add sugar if desired.
  • To assemble: fill each shell with whipped cream, and fresh berries. Serve raspberry coulis on the side, or drizzle on top.
  • Dust with powdered sugar

Notes

  • for best results, egg whites should be room temperature.
  • Meringue shells can be made several days ahead of time. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
  • A very humid day can affect the meringues.

Nutrition

Serving: 1personCalories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 5gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 282mgFiber: 9gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 932IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 1mg
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29 Comments

  1. Okay I’ve never made anything this fancy — how do you make sure the yolk doesn’t touch the white when you separate them? Isn’t it always touching the white? These look SO delicious, I might just have to try them even though we don’t really “do” Valentine’s day. Maybe I can make them in the shape of a Star Wars character — Yoda perhaps? — for my geeky husband. πŸ™‚

    1. Katie, sorry I clarified in the instructions. The yolk has a thin membrane around it, if you accidentally break the membrane, the yolk will touch mix with the white and the whites won’t whip up properly. You need to separate the yolks from the whites carefully so the membrane won’t break. Hope that makes more sense.

  2. 5 stars
    You’ve hit my weak spot! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE meringues and cream with or without fruit! This looks absolutely gorgeous, Cynthia and it is so perfect in the heart shape for Valentine’s Day! Only thing I’d do differently, is whip the cream without sugar! πŸ˜‰

  3. this looks so pretty!! I had no idea that pavlova was the national dessert of New Zealand. I feel like I visited new zealand naive without doing enough research. now i’m going to have to lookout for it. all we ate were meat pies.

  4. 5 stars
    I love the simplicity of this gorgeous dessert Cynthia! Yes, Valentine’s Day comes but once a year. I have such great memories of Valentine’s Days growing up, all of us kids making cards for each other and my mom making a heart shaped cherry-almond cake. I would love to try these meringue hearts with fresh raspberries and cream!

  5. Dear Cynthia, these meringue hearts are so beautiful…what a wonderful treat. I love meringues…such a light, elegant dessert. Perfect for Valentine’s Day…I’m pinning for later. xoxo, Catherine

  6. 5 stars
    How cute and festive! I’ve always been a bit wary of meringues, but you’ve got some great tips here. Think I’ll have to give this a shot!

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