Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

DECORATIVE CENTERPIECES Port Wine Meringues with Swirls Bouquet

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 13 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Inactive: 12 hr
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 dozen meringues



  1. In a saucepan, over medium heat, simmer the port wine until reduced by 3/4, about 30 minutes. Cool completely. Syrup should be thick but still liquid when cooled.
  2. Put a cooling rack onto a parchment lined sheet pan to catch any drips. Using a small clean paint brush, paint a swirl line on half each meringue. Arrange them on cooling rack and let them dry overnight.
  3. Carefully pile the meringues into a large wide lipped vase or centerpiece of your choice. Syrup will still be sticky on meringues so be careful not to touch it or over handle the meringues.