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Betty’s Kitchen Meringue Shell with Fruit Topping Recipe Video

December 24, 2012

Betty’s Kitchen Meringue Shell with Fruit Topping Recipe Video

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Betty demonstrates how to make a Meringue Shell with Fresh Fruit topping. This is a dramatic dessert for your holiday table, and the topping can be changed to your favorite fruits.

Ingredients:

2 egg whites
½ teaspoon vinegar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
½ cup apricot preserves, heated and then cooled to a consistency that can be brushed on top of fruit
fruit: your choice of fruit (I used sliced Granny Smith apples, sliced Red Delicious apples, strawberry halves, and kiwi slices—mainly for a red-green Christmas combination.)

Combine 2 egg whites, ½ teaspoon vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Beat until frothy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon meringue onto baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Using back of tablespoon, shape meringue into a circle about 8 inches in diameter. Shape the circle into a shell, making the sides about 1 3/4 inches high.

Bake at 275 degrees (F) for 1 hour. Turn oven off, and allow meringue to cool in oven for 2 hours. Do not attempt to fill your meringue shell with fruit topping until the meringue is completely cool. To make topping, rinse and dry fresh fruits that complement each other.

I chose to use a red and green theme for Christmas. I placed slices of a Granny Smith apple one-half way around the bottom of the meringue shell and then slices of a Red Delicious apple the rest of the way around, letting the red and green peelings show.

I then used a pastry brush to brush on a glaze of apricot preserves to keep the apples from turning brown. I finally topped the green apple slices with a ring of fresh red strawberry halves and the red apple slices with slices of kiwi fruit. You may vary the fruits and themes according to your needs.

This makes a dramatic, yet healthy, dessert for your holiday table. I spotlighted it on my holiday table by placing the finished Meringue Shell with Fruit Topping on a cake stand. I hope you enjoy this non-guilty dessert! Love, Betty ♥♥♥♥♥

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