This is a very simple but elegant dessert. It must be made at least 8 hrs ahead of time, but oh so worth it. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Garnish with edible flowers or mint leaves. Simply elegant.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Beat egg whites in clean, dry bowl with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Beat in salt and cream of tartar. Continue beating and pour in sugar, a few tablespoons at a time, until mixture is glossy and stiff peaks form. Fold in vanilla.

  • Place in greased pie plate or spoon or pipe onto parchment-lined baking sheets.

  • Place in preheated oven and turn oven off. Leave meringue in unopened oven 8 hours or overnight. To serve, place meringue on serving platter and arrange peaches on top.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; 3.7 g protein; 56.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 156.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
This isn't a quick recipe but for presentation it's absolutely delightful. I chose to make mini nests for individual servings. Perfect! If you have any concerns about the sweetness I suggest adding the sugar 1/4 cup at a time you don't want the meringue to taste like egg whites. I found that it was fine as is. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
This dessert was very attractive but I thought the meringue was far too sweet I've had meringue shells before that would be better and use much less sugar. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
This isn't a quick recipe but for presentation it's absolutely delightful. I chose to make mini nests for individual servings. Perfect! If you have any concerns about the sweetness I suggest adding the sugar 1/4 cup at a time you don't want the meringue to taste like egg whites. I found that it was fine as is. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
This dessert was very attractive but I thought the meringue was far too sweet I've had meringue shells before that would be better and use much less sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
This isn't a quick recipe but for presentation it's absolutely delightful. I chose to make mini nests for individual servings. Perfect! If you have any concerns about the sweetness I suggest adding the sugar 1/4 cup at a time you don't want the meringue to taste like egg whites. I found that it was fine as is. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/18/2014
I set the oven to preheat at 450 as per recipe. I made the meringues put them in the oven and immediately turned off the oven. The meringues turned quite brown very quickly. I don't know if the temp is a typo but I think the oven temp as stated is too hot for the meringues. Read More
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