Shamrock Meringue Cups

Shamrock Meringue Cups

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 0.0
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.0 g

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Introduction

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. 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.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    4 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 mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add 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 two parchment paper-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 mixing 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 two into thin slivers; garnish each dessert with a shamrock shape.

To keep meringue from getting beads of moisture on top, try not to make it on a humid day, since the sugar absorbs moisture and excess moisture may cause beading. Also, be certain the sugar is completely dissolved during beating. Rub a small amount between your fingers if it's grainy, continue to beat.


One serving equals:

225 Calories
1 g Fat
1 g Saturated Fat
2 mg Cholesterol
110 mg Sodium
48 g Carbohydrate
0 g Fiber
4 g Protein


Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TABBYKAT75.

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