How to Make Sweet Meringue Dessert

This homemade sweet meringue dessert comes together with only a handful of ingredients. Delightfully crisp on the outside, and perfectly soft on the inside, these meringues are absolutely irresistible. 

Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit

Oh sweet, sweet meringues. What would the holidays be without you? Meringues always taste special because of their crispy yet airy texture and their sweet taste. But they somehow have extra oomph around the holidays. 

This recipe features high-piled, swirly meringues topped with sweet cream and garnished with fresh fruit. It is so classy and really is a showstopper on any table. And best of all? They’re absolutely delicious.

What are Meringues?

Meringues are “cookies” that taste nothing like traditional cookies. Made mostly from sugar and egg whites, meringue cookies are piped directly onto a baking sheet. They are cooked at a low temperature for much longer; this recipe requires you to bake these meringues for a total of 1 hour and 45 minutes. At 250F for the first 15 minutes, and at 180F for the next 1.5 hours. This low temperature is what gives the meringues the crispy exterior with a cloud-like center. 

They’re the perfect addition to any party or gathering. And they’re equally delicious on a random weekday. 

What makes these Meringues so special?

They’re the perfect texture. Crisped edges when you bite into it, and light and airy immediately.

They’re made from everyday ingredients you probably already have at home but taste as they came from a professional bakery.

They can be served as is, but when topped with cream and fresh fruit, you get an extraordinary taste.

Each bite will literally melt in your mouth. It’s hard to stop yourself from reaching for a second or third helping. They’re just that darn good!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confection sugar
  • Fresh fruit
  • Nutella
  • 6 Egg whites (from large eggs)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • Preheat your oven to 250F and prepare your oven sheets with parchment paper. 

How to Make Meringue:

  • In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat 6 egg whites until fluffy and white.  Slowly add in 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
  • Continue beating until the mixture gets thicker. It will be ready when you have stiff peaks. 

Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit

  •   Into a piping bag, add in the meringue mix and pipe out small round circles onto the baking sheet. Leave a 1/2 inch space between each circle. 

Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit

  • Place into the oven for 15 minutes at 250F.
  • After 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 180F and bake for another 1 1/2 hours. Meanwhile, prepare the whipped cream and fruits. 

Making the Cream: 

  • With a hand, mixer beat 2 cups of whipping cream until stiff peaks form. 
  • Add in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of cream cheese. Put in refrigerator until ready to use.

Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit

  • Cut up fresh fruit, this could be any kind of fruit you like.

Putting Meringue dessert together: 

  • Put whipping cream mix in a frosting bag and use a decorative tip to put the cream on each meringue.

Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit

  • On top add fresh cut-up fruit.

Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit

Enjoy!

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Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit

Meringue Dessert

Meringue desserts are also known as Pavlovas. They are very presentable and soft.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 15
Calories 228 kcal

Equipment

  • stand mixer
  • Baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • piping bag with tip
  • Knife
  • cutting boards

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup fresh fruit sliced
  • nutella
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup cream cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250F and prepare your oven sheets with parchment paper.

For the meringue:

  • In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat 6 egg whites until fluffy and white. Slowly add in 1 ½ cups sugar and mix.
  • Continue beating until the mixture gets thicker. It will be ready when you have stiff peaks.
    Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit
  • Into a piping bag, add in the meringue mix and pipe out small round circles onto the baking sheet. Leave a ½ inch space between each circle.
    Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit
  • Place into the oven for 15 minutes at 250F.
  • After 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 180F and bake for another 1 ½ hours.

For the cream:

  • With a hand mixer beat 2 cups whipping cream until stiff peaks.
  • Add in ½ cups powdered sugar. Put into the fridge until ready to use. Slice the fruits.
    Baked Meringue dessert with cream and fruit

Putting the dessert together:

  • Put whipping cream mix into a piping bag with a decorative tip and add in the cream.
  • Top the meringues with cream, fruit and mint and they are ready to eat.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Meringue Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 553IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword blueberry, buttercream, fruit, meringue, nutella, peppermint, powdered sugar, raspberry, whipping cream
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3 Comments

  1. These look yummy!!!Id like to bring these to a party. How many does this recipe make?

    • Hi, thank you. They really are a nice dessert and great treat for guests. Use any fruit. There will be about 24 but depends on the size of the meringue you make. Enjoy. Thank you for the comment.

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