Heart Shaped Strawberries and Meringue

LAST UPDATED: Jun 13, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Feb 07, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

This light and beautiful Heart Shaped Strawberries and Meringue recipe makes a delicious Valentine’s Day dessert.

heart shape meringue and strawberries valentines dessert recipe

I’ve always been a huge fan of meringue. I love the light, crunchy texture and how effortless it is to make. My mom always made nighty night cookies that she’d whip up before bedtime and leave in the oven to “sleep” at night.

meringue valentines day dessert

This recipe is equally as easy, with a slightly different technique. The crunchy texture of fluffy meringue is the perfect accompaniment to strawberries in a light syrup and it only takes 10 minutes hands on time!

When spread in a heart shape and topped with strawberries it makes the most beautiful Valentine’s Day dessert, without a lot of effort. To show you just how easy it is, I made a video {coming soon because editing it takes far longer than making this quick and easy dessert}.

meringue valentines dessert

You can find all of my Valentine’s Day recipes, gift ideas and more here, like heart shaped ravioli and an easy Valentine’s Day flower arrangement.

meringue valentines dessert

Meringue

Julie Blanner
Heart Shaped Meringue and Strawberries Valentine's Day dessert recipe
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Setting 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 53 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c strawberries sliced
  • 1/4 c sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  • Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar.
  • Continue beating for 6 minutes, gradually adding sugar until dissolved, glossy and stiff.
  • Using a spatula {or two} spread in a heart shape on parchment paper.
  • Bake 40 minutes, turn oven off, leaving it closed and leave it in there an additional hour and 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss strawberries in sugar and allow to marinate in the refrigerator.
  • Carefully remove mergingue from oven and place on a platter. Cover in strawberry mixture just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories:53kcalCarbohydrates:13gSodium:10mgPotassium:26mgSugar:12gVitamin C:4.2mgCalcium:1mg
Keywords easy dessert, entertaining, light, mothers day, spring, valentines day
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I look forward to hearing what you think! Don’t forget to comment using my 5 star rating system {5 being the best}. Enjoy!

 

 

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mini loaves of bread gift wrapped