How to Make Strawberry Meringue
- Place sliced strawberries in a bowl and toss with 3 teaspoons sugar and refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 300.
- Beat egg whites. cream of tartar and vanilla with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Still beating, add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until dissolved and stiff peaks form.
- Draw a 9 to 10 inch circle on a piece of wax paper, Place paper on a cookie sheet, drawn side down. Using the back of a spoon, shape the meringue into a circle so that it is concave in the center, forming a nest for the strawberries. Bake the meringue for 35 minutes, then turn off the oven, leaving the meringue inside to rest with the door closed for 1 hour.
- To serve,place the strawberries in the cooled meringue shell. Top with whipped cream, or ice cream, if desired. Store leftovers slices in air-tight ziploc brnad containers with snap n seal lid in the refrigerator.