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  • What's for Dinner: Cherry Meringue Dessert

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  • Ingredients
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • FILLING:
    • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
    • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add cream of tartar; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  • Spoon meringue onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Using the back of a spoon, form meringue into a 9-in. heart shape, building up edges slightly.
  • Bake at 275° for 1-1/2 hours. Turn oven off and do not open door; leave meringue in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven; cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream until mixture is well blended. To serve, place heart on a serving platter; fill with cream cheese mixture and top with pie filling.Yield: 6 servings.
  • Nutritional Facts
    1 serving (1 piece) equals 426 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
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