February 12, 2018
This elegant valentine meringue looks like a masterpiece, but is simple to make. Light and delicate, these individual hearts are topped with a cream cheese layer and fruit.
- Cook: 1 hr 5 mins
- Yields: 6 servings
1In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form.
2Gradually add sugar, 1 T. at a time, beating until very stiff peaks form.
3Cover a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Spoon meringue into six piles onto foil. Using the back of a spoon, form each meringue into the shape of a heart, building up the edges slightly. Bake at 275 F. for 1 hour.
4Turn oven off and do not open door. Let cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven; cool completely.
5In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream until mixture is well blended.
6Place a heart on individual plates; fill with cream cheese mixture and top with pie filling.