Holiday Dessert: Cherry Almond Meringue Recipe

cherry almond meringue recipe

Are you starting to feel the pinch of your belt or pants after indulging the past few weeks? If so, worry not, you don’t have to deprive yourself of sweet entirely. Try out these pretty little Cherry Almond Meringues. They are best served fresh, but can be kept in an air tight container at room temperature. A great addition is to dip one side of each meringue in melted chocolate shortly before serving, perhaps even adding a sprinkling of nonpareils. Yum!

If you want to dip the meringues in chocolate before serving, melt 3 oz. chocolate and 1 T. shortening over a small saucepan, stirring frequently.


Cherry Almond Meringues

Yield: several dozen


2 egg whites
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. cherry extract
Red food coloring (optional)


1. Place eggs whites in a medium mixing bowl and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line two large cookie sheets with foil. Set aside.

2. Add vanilla and cream of tartar to egg whites. Beat with electric mixer on medium to high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons or so at a time, beating till stiff, glossy peaks form and sugar dissolved. The sugar didn't 100% dissolve for me, I don't know if I didn't beat it for long enough or what. eh.

3. Quickly beat in the cherry & almond extracts and, if desired, several drops red food coloring to tint the mixture pink. My cherry extract was already tinted red, but I did add several drops of food coloring for good measure.

4. Using a decorating bag fitted with a large star tip, pipe cookies 1" or so in diameter onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake in a 300f degree oven for 15 minutes. Turn off oven and let cookies dry in oven with door closed about 30 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets. Store in a tightly covered container in a cool, dry place.

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11 Responses to “Holiday Dessert: Cherry Almond Meringue Recipe”

  1. #
    Henway — December 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Mmmm looks very yummy… looks like I will be getting a bit fat this holiday season ^_^


  2. #
    Desiree Fawn — December 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Oh wow! I adore meringues and these look tasty!!


  3. #
    Joan — December 7, 2010 at 6:43 pm


    these are tasty.
    Thanks for Sharing.


  4. #
    Cole Stan — December 9, 2010 at 5:56 am

    I love eating meringue since I was a kind. But those are just typical flavored meringue available at the market. I haven’t really ate a special meringue like this one. Maybe I should give this one a try.


  5. #
    Curt — November 18, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I’ll bet these taste a good as they look! I love meringue.


  6. #
    gingerlyspice — November 19, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Wow! Looks like a tasty twist on a meringue cookie!


  7. #
    Cassie — November 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love the color of these meringues!


  8. #
    Jenny Sanders — December 15, 2011 at 3:10 am

    It so yummy it makes me hungry!


  9. #
    Sarah — December 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    This looks delicious! I would love if you shared this in my holiday dessert recipes Blog Hop. Enter it for a chance at a Wilton Pre-Baked Gingerbread Cookies Decorating Kit!

    Sarah @ RecipeLion


  10. #
    Mike Stewart — December 22, 2011 at 2:09 am

    This is what you call a perfect dessert for an upcoming occasion!



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