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Shamrock Meringue Cups

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these cute treats. The recipe is a low-fat take on an old family-favorite lime pie. It's always a hit at potlucks and church suppers. —Jean Elimon, Thompsonville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 2 to 3 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 20 green candied cherries

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add the vanilla, salt and cream of tartar; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form.
  • Drop meringue into 12 mounds on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. With the back of a spoon, shape into 3-in. cups. Bake at 275° for 45-50 minutes or until set and dry. Turn off oven and do not open door; leave meringues in oven for 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, beat milk and lime juice until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
  • Fold in whipped topping and food coloring if desired. Spoon 1/3 cup filling into each meringue cup. Cut 18 cherries in half and 2 into thin slivers; garnish each dessert with a shamrock shape.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 225 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
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