Shamrock Meringue Cups
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + standing
I have been making meringue shells for about 40 years. My 5 kids & 10 grandkids love them. They'll keep a long time unfilled. I love this recipe and also like to fill the shells with coffee ice cream & drizzle chocolate over it.
These were much easier than I thought they would be, but I agree they don't hold up too long. That was OK because my husband said the leftovers tatsed like a meringue pie.
You say "Healthy" but it is filled with sugar!
Excellent! Also made the meringue green...and used gum drops since I couldn't easily find the cherries:)
These were delicious, but they keep for only about 1 day before beinning to crack up (the topping oozes into the meringue). If not eating all at once, I'd recommend keeping some of the meringues unfilled in an airtight container, then piping the filling in later. I also could not find green maraschino cherries and ended up using slices of kiwi cut into triangles and arranged in a semi-shamrock-like shape. Tasty, but not as tidy looking. Putting the filling in a ziplock, snipping off the end, and piping in is also a much easier and neater way to fill meringues.
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I made this recipe for my daughter's birthday dinner instead of the traditional cake. It was a huge hit. The filling was wonderful but too much so I thought it might be nice to put the leftover filliing in a graham cracker pie crust
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I made these for my husband & myself, & took some to neighbors, who pronounced them attractive, ingenious, & delicious. The recipe makes an inordinate amount of filling, so I'll halve those ingredients next time.
Perfect dessert for Saint Patrick's Day, or any day.