Chocolate-Pecan Meringues Recipe

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup finely ground pecans
  • 1/4 cup strawberry or raspberry preserves
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar and beat until stiff.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cocoa. Gradually beat into egg whites. Fold in pecans.
  4. Spoon meringue into 1 1/2-inch (3.75-cm) mounds on the prepared baking sheet. Using the back of a spoon, depress the centers and build up the sides of each meringue to form a shallow cup.
  5. Bake 1 hour. Do not open the oven door. Turn off the oven and let meringues cool in the oven. Store in an airtight container. When ready to serve, fill each with preserves.