Celeste's Strawberry Sighs or Suspiros

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups sugar (Splenda might work just as well and save calories. If you make it this way, please let me know if it)
  • 9
    tablespoons water
  • 1
    teaspoon lemon rind
  • 1
    teaspoon lemon juice
  • 18
    teaspoon salt
  • 3
    egg whites, beaten stiff
  • 12
    small firm but ripe strawberries, rinsed, stemmed and dried well
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine sugar, water, lemon peel and juice, and salt in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and cook without stirring until syrup reaches soft ball stage (234 degrees). Remove fro heat.
  • Beating constantly, pour syrup in egg whites.
  • Continue beating until meringue is cool and very thick.
  • For each sighs, spoon a heaping tablespoons of meringue onto a buttered baking sheet.
  • Top with a strawberry and spoon on just enough more meringue to completely cover and seal in the berry.
  • Bake in hot oven 450 degrees for about 3 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove to wire rack to cool.
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