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Meringue Hearts with Whipped Cream and Raspberries

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"
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Calories: 439kcal
Author: Cynthia

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 1½ 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: 1person | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 932IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg