Beautiful and light meringue based dessert. Excellent for Valentine's day and Christmas. I often make individual servings using a coffee mug for a pattern. Your guests will think you have slaved for hours.

MrsA

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
9 hrs
total:
10 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar together in a bowl. Stir marshmallows, whipped topping, and vanilla through the cream cheese mixture. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 to 12 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  • Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in a large bowl; add 1 cup sugar in small amounts into the egg white mixture and keep beating until very stiff. Draw a large circle onto a piece of brown paper or parchment. Fill in the circle with the meringue mixture building up the sides.

  • Draw a large circle onto a sheet parchment paper. Fill the circle with the egg white mixture building up the sides to form a large cylinder.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn heat off and let meringue cool undisturbed in the oven without ever opening the oven door for 1 hour more.

  • Stir cherry pie filling, strawberries, and lemon juice together in a bowl.

  • Gently spread cream cheese mixture over the top of the meringue; top with cherry pie filling mixture.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 42.8g 14% DV; fat 7.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 7.8mg 3% DV; sodium 54.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2012
TIME CONSUMING BUT WORTH IT Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2012
TIME CONSUMING BUT WORTH IT Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2013
This was a recipe my grandmother used often when I was a child. It is SO good - one of my favorite things. Very tickled to find it here:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2016
This is an old original Betty Crocker recipe that is quite easy but impressive. We made it several times in high school for Valentines Day - Baked the shell in "heart shape" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2020
I make this too from the old Betty Crocker recipe. However, I only use whipped cream. You can also halve this recipe and use a 8x8 or 9x9 pan, but the prettiest way to make it is in a heart shape for Valentine's day. Read More