Lemon-Orange Meringue Tarts

Enjoy these meringue tarts with citrus twist of orange and lemon that are perfect for a dessert.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 3 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6

Ingredients

MERINGUES

3
egg whites
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2
cup sugar

FILLING

1/4
cup sugar
4
teaspoons cornstarch
1
cup orange juice
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel

GARNISH

1
tablespoon powdered sugar, if desired
Fresh mint leaves, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 250°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Draw six 4-inch circles on paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar at medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating at high speed until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is almost dissolved. Spoon meringue onto circles on paper-lined cookie sheet, building up edges to form 1-inch-high sides.
  • 3 Bake at 250°F. for 1 hour. DO NOT OPEN OVEN. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven with door closed for 2 hours.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Slowly stir in orange juice. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture thickens. Stir in lemon juice and lemon peel. Cool completely. Store filling in refrigerator.
  • 5 To serve, spoon lemon filling into meringue shells. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. If desired, garnish with mint leaves.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
    Calories
    140
    (
    Calories from Fat
    0),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    0g
    0%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    31g
    31%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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