Strawberry-Filled Lemon Meringue Pillows


Strawberry-Filled Lemon Meringue Pillows

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    2 Hy-Vee egg whites
    ⅛ tsp. cream of tartar
    ⅓ c. plus 1 tbsp Hy-Vee sugar, divided
    1 ½ tsp. fresh lemon zest
    16 oz. fresh strawberries
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee cornstarch
    1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    4 tbsp. Hy-Vee fat-free whipped topping, thawed
    mint leaves, optional


    1. Let egg whites sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. Combine egg whites and cream of tartar and beat on medium speed until soft peaks form.
    3. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Stiff peaks are achieved when peaks stand straight up when beaters are lifted from the bowl.
    4. Gently fold in lemon zest.
    5. Spoon onto parchment-lined baking sheet into 4 equal mounds, spreading slightly and making an indentation in the middle of each.
    6. Bake in 250 degree oven for 1 hour 20 minutes. Turn oven off and leave in the oven for 1 hour, keeping the door closed. When dry, meringue pillows should be completely dry and sound hollow when tapped. Remove shells from oven, cool and gently peel from the parchment paper.
    7. Meanwhile, clean and slice the strawberries. Reserve 1/2 cup, then mash remaining slices and place in a saucepan with the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and cornstarch.
    8. Cook over medium heat until boiling; boil for about 1 minute until mixture thickens. Let simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add reserved strawberry slices and lemon juice.
    9. Refrigerate sauce until ready to serve.
    10. Right before serving, divide strawberry sauce among the 4 shells. Add a tablespoon of whipped topping to each. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    140 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 0g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 30mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 32g
    • Protein: 3g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 0%
    Vitamin C 120%
    Iron 2%
    Calcium 2%