Meringue Sandwiches

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 5 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 25 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 3 hr
  • Yield: 35 sandwiches
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Ingredients

4 large egg whites, at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar

Seedless jam or lemon curd, for spreading

Directions

  1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 250 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in a large clean dry bowl with a mixer on medium speed until foamy. Increase the speed to medium high and beat until thick and opaque, about 1 more minute. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, and beat until stiff shiny peaks form, about 5 more minutes.
  3. Transfer the meringue to a pastry bag fitted with a large flat or star tip. Pipe about seventy 1-inch disks on the baking sheets, leaving space between each. Bake at 250 degrees F until dry and crisp, about 3 hours. Let cool completely on the baking sheets. Store in an airtight container in a dry place for up to 1 week. Just before serving, sandwich with seedless jam or lemon curd.
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