Strawberry Shortcake Meringue Nests Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Meringue Nests Recipe

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake Meringue Nests

Meringue nests are the perfect treat to cap off the summer picnic. Make this strawberry shortcake to put on top of the meringue nest. It’s frothy and creamy

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupsugar,divided
  • 4large egg whites,room temperature
  • 1pinchkosher salt
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 2cupsstrawberry,hulled and thinly sliced, plus 2 hulled and quartered, divided
  • tsplemon juice
  • 2cupswhipped cream,lightly sweetened
  • 1cuppound cake,cubed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Spread ¾ cup of sugar on the baking sheet, then bake for 7 minutes to warm. Remove the sugar from the oven and leave the oven on.

  3. In a large clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric hand mixer on low speed until foamy, then add the salt.

  4. While beating, add the warm sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, gradually increasing the mixer speed, until thick and shiny peaks form, for about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the vanilla and fold in until just incorporated.

  5. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  6. Heap 10 equal scoops of meringue onto the baking sheets, spacing at least 1-inch apart. Use the back of a spoon to create a divot in the center of each mound.

  7. Bake for about 90 minutes, until the meringues lift cleanly off the parchment. Once done, turn off the oven and let the meringues cool in the oven for 2 hours, up to overnight. When removed from the oven, the meringues should sound hollow when tapped.

  8. Meanwhile, make the strawberry puree: In a small saucepan, combine the thinly sliced strawberries, ¼ cup of sugar, and the lemon juice and let sit for 10 minutes to macerate, until some of the juices have released.

  9. Transfer the pan to the stove and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, until the strawberries have slightly softened but are still vibrant red.

  10. Remove from heat and push through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any seeds. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  11. To serve, heap ¼ cup of whipped cream onto each meringue nest.

  12. Top with 1 heaping tablespoon pound cake cubes and 2 tablespoons quartered strawberries. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons of strawberry puree.

  13. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 236.43kcal
  • Fat: 6.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.08g
  • Fiber: 0.90g
  • Sugar: 35.69g
  • Protein: 3.66g
  • Cholesterol: 26.25mg
  • Sodium: 128.78mg
  • Calcium: 33.31mg
  • Potassium: 142.48mg
  • Iron: 0.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 44.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.71mg
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