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Monday, May 4, 2015

Almond Meringue Shells with Berries

Meringue shells are the perfect accompaniment to spring and summer fruit.  You can make them fancier by piping the meringue through a pastry bag or make them more casual like these.  I have tried making them with sweeteners other than processed sugar.  However, the meringues come out sticky and gooey.  For light, crisp meringues sugar has to be used.  Eating something with sugar once in awhile is not going to completely destroy your healthy living goals.  So enjoy your springtime strawberries with these meringue shells.

Almond Meringues with Berries

2 egg large egg whites, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 cup almond flour
berries or other fruit of your choice

Whisk the egg whites at high speed.  Slowly add in sugar, vanilla and almond extract.  Whisk until sugar is dissolved and whites are very stiff.  You want them stiff enough that they have lost there shine.  Carefully fold the almond flour into the whites.  Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.   Form six rounds on the parchment with the whites.  Shape them with a spoon making an indentation in the center.  They will spread some, so, leave room for that.  Place in an 150 degree oven for 2 hours.  Shut oven off and leave for 2 more hours.  Meringues should be dry to the touch and crisp.

Clean and prepare your berries or fruit.  Sweeten them as you wish. I use monk fruit sugar on my fruit.  I don't like the bitter taste of stevia.  It is up to you how you want to sweeten your fruit or not sweeten it at all.

The rest is self explanatory.  Place your shell on a plate and pile on the fruit!

My oven does not have a 150 setting.  It has warm and then 200.  So I set it half way between the two.  You can try the same.

As always I hope you enjoy this recipe and please let me know what you think!

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