Meringue Nests with Cinnamon Glazed Peaches

Low fat but still delicious, meringues are easy to make with Simply Egg whites.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Makes:
20 brownies (but everyone eats two)

Ingredients

2/3 cup Puregg liquid egg whites, well shaken 150 mL
¼ tsp cream of tartar 1 mL
1 cup granulated sugar 250 mL
1 tsp white vinegar 5 mL
½ tsp almond extract 125 mL
½ cup apricot jam 125 mL
1 tbsp butter 15 mL
1 tsp cinnamon 5 mL
12 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced or 2 cans (28 oz/796 mL each) sliced peaches, drained 12 medium

 

Directions

1. Line two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper. Beat liquid egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar and continue beating until stiff shiny peaks form. Fold in vinegar and almond extract.

2. Drop meringue by large spoonfuls onto prepared trays, making 12 meringues. Use back of spoon to make an indentation in centre of each.

3. Bake at 275°F (140°C) about 1 hour or until crisp and pale brown. Cool on rack. (If making ahead, store in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

4. Melt jam, butter and cinnamon in small saucepan or microwave oven. Brush evenly over peach slices. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill (using grill basket) sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Grill peaches 1-2 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Brush with any remaining jam mixture.

5. Place meringues on dessert plates. Arrange peach slices in hollows of each meringue. Serve immediately.

Tips

Variation: Add ½ cup (125 mL) sliced almonds to flour mixture.

Nutritional Information per Serving

Fat: 4 g | Calories: 105 | Cholesterol: 0 | Carbohydrates: 17.3 g | Protein: 1.5 g | Dietary Fibre: 0.8 g