"Plain fresh bread, its crust shatteringly crisp. Sweet cold butter. There is magic in the way they come together in your mouth to make a single perfect bite."--Ruth Reichl

Meringue Shells Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Meringue Shells, by , is from A Matter of Taste, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Thursday, December 20, 2007


4 large egg whites, room temperature
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
¾ cup sugar
Confectioners' sugar (for dusting)
Fruit, pudding or whatever filling
Whipped cream
Chocolate sauce, caramel sauce or raspberry coulis, (drizzle on top)

Preheat oven to 225º. Cover 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Draw six 3-inch circles on each paper with a pencil. Allow 1-inch between each circle. Turn paper over. Circles should be visible through the paper.
In a large bowl beat the egg whites with electric mixer at medium speed until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue to beat until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
Attach parchment paper to baking sheets by putting a dab of meringue of the underside of each corner. Spread a 1/2–inch layer of meringue within each traced circle, forming bases for the shells. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a fluted tip and pipe 1-inch borders around the edges of each base to form shells. With a fine sieve, lightly dust the meringue shells with the confectioners’ sugar. Bake shells for 45 minutes, or until set but not colored, turn off the oven, and let the meringue shells stand in the oven overnight to dry. Store in airtight containers. Yields: 12 shells.
May bake in muffin cups, forming a shell.
For chocolate meringue shells add ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa, sifted.
Fill with pudding, fruit or whatever. Top with whipped cream. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, raspberry coulis, caramel sauce or your favorite.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!