Strawberry Chocolate Meringue

Total Time
4hrs
Prep 1 hr
Cook 3 hrs

A special occasion dessert that is impressive and elegant. Cook time includes cooling time. From Mary Lou Smarsh.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in mixing bowl; let stand at room temp for 30 minutes.
  2. Add cream of tartar and vanilla; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form.
  4. Fold in almonds.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Trace a 9-inch circle on the paper.
  7. Spoon meringue evenly over circle, forming a 1-1/4 inch rim.
  8. Bake at 300-degrees for 45 minutes.
  9. Turn oven off and do not open door.
  10. Let meringue dry for 1 hour.
  11. Cool on baking sheet on wire rack.
  12. When completely cool, remove meringue from parchment paper.
  13. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  14. Beat in cocoa, milk and vanilla.
  15. Fold in whipped cream.
  16. Spoon into the meringue shell.
  17. Top with strawberries.
  18. Melt chocolate and shortening: drizzle over berries.

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