Elsie's Meringue Tarts

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READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by Wendelina

Grandma Elsie made these often. I remembered I thought they were Styrofoam when I was a kid--until I tried on of course!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine egg whites, almond extract, cream of tartar and salt.
  2. Add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until glossy and stiff peaks form.
  3. Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet covered with brown paper. Using the back of the spoon, make a small depression in each meringue tart.
  4. Bake 45 minutes at 250°F Then turn the oven off and leave tarts in the oven with the door closed for one hour (longer if they are not cool and/or crispy). Cool away from drafts.
  5. Place on tsp sour cream into each tart and top with berries. You can substitute vanilla ice cream for a more filling dessert.

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