Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®


a recipe by
Carole Davis
Upper Arlington, OH

My mother in-law served this every Christmas with your choice of ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce. These never fail.

serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For meringues

  • 6
    extra large egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar increase to 1/2 if air temperature is humid
  • 1 dash
    kosher salt
  • 1 1.2 c
    granulated sugar divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    squares of bittersweet or semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 c
    toasted blanched almonds(optional)

How To Make meringues

  • 1
    1. Preheat oven to 200*F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2
    2. Use an electric or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and a large pinch of salt on medium speed until frothy. Add 1 cup of sugar and raise the speed to high until eggs form very stiff peaks. Whisk in the vanilla and fold in the remaining sugar.
  • 3
    3. Take large spoon and drop large 3" circle of mixture, press down center to form a well. Bake for 2 hours or until the meringues are dry and crisp but not browned. Turn off the heat and allow the meringues to sit in the oven for 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4
    Chocolate Sauce
  • 5
    Pour condensed milk and chocolate into a double boiler with the water boiling. This can be done in a saucepan just watch is carefully. If desired add 1/2 cup of toasted, blanched almonds if desired. This may be store and reconstituted with a few tablespoons of water over low heat.

Categories & Tags for Meringues: