Crunchy Meringue

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 3 H
    Other 2 H
  • Makes About 36 meringue



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 100 °C (200 °F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a bowl, combine the egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar with a whisk.
  3. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (double boiler). Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water to avoid overcooking the egg whites. Heat the meringue, beating constantly with a whisk, until the sugar has just dissolved.
  4. Remove the bowl from the double boiler and beat the mixture with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  5. With a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip or with two spoons, shape small meringues directly on the baking sheet, with about 30 ml (2 tablespoons) for each.
  6. Bake for 2 to 3 hours or until they peel easily off the parchment paper. Turn off the oven and let them dry for about two hours, leaving the oven door slightly ajar, using a wooden spoon. The meringues should be crisp and brittle.


This recipe was taken from "My lil’ Ricardo."

Chocolate Meringue
Delicately fold about 125 ml (1/2 cup) of grated or very finely chopped chocolate in the meringue.

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Nutrition Facts

For 4 meringue

Content % Daily Value
Calories 70  
Total Fat 0 g  
Saturated Fat 0 g  
Sodium (salt) 20 mg  
Carbohydrates 17 g  
Fibre 0 g  
Protein 1 g