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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chew on This | Wee Peach Meringues

Wee Peach Meringues are only 'wee' in size-certainly not in flavor.  Succulent juicy peaches float on a not-too-sweet meringue, are then capped with a cloud of whipped cream and a sprig of mint. Just my kind of indulgence.

You'll be happy to know that this little goodie takes only four ingredients, is easy to prepare, yet deliciously elegant!

To start, I prepare the cookie sheet by drawing eight 3" circles on parchment paper, as a guide, and placed the parchment back on the cookie sheet, pencil-side down.

With egg whites at room temperature, I beat them, while adding the sugar slowly, 1 T at a
time, until stiff peaks form. Divide the meringue between the circles on the parchment leaving a little hollow in the center of each meringue.  Now bake these 'wee' confections.

When ready to enjoy, fill the hollow with ripe sliced peaches and top with whipped cream and a mint sprig.


Here is the recipe:
Wee Peach Meringues
Serves 8
3-4 large egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4-6 ripe peaches-depending on size, peeled and sliced
1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped
Optional:  sprig of mint of top

Preheat oven to 250℉.

Draw eight 3" circles on parchment paper and transfer parchment to a cookie sheet, pencil-side facing down.

Beat 3 large egg whites until whites start to stiffen.  Begin adding 1 T of sugar at a time, and continue to beat after each addition until stiff peaks form.

Divide the meringue between the eight circles and spread meringue within the circle
leaving a little hollow in the center of each meringue. Bake at 250℉ for 1 1/2 hours or until the meringues are no longer soft to the touch. Unused meringue cups can be transferred to an air tight container and used within 2 weeks.

Peel and slice the peaches.  Fill the hollow of the meringues with the peaches and top
with a dollop of whipped cream.  Optional:  Place a sprig of mint on the top.
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  1. Oh my goodness! I am definitely trying these.

  2. What a great dessert. I just love the fresh peaches with the crunchy meringues, yum! Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come back soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. I've never made meringues but I like to eat them. These are just absolutely beautiful! I'll definitely add these to my to do list. I really do need to expand my cooking skills. Thanks for inspiring and sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.