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Pear and Chocolate Meringue Nests

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 12 meringue nests
Author: Ilona


Meringue Nests

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup [easyazon_link identifier="B00TGE5U0G" locale="US" tag="ilospas-20"]cane sugar[/easyazon_link]*
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch


  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 asian pear cut in half & sliced
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1/4 cup [easyazon_link identifier="B00HCNCQ2S" locale="US" tag="ilospas-20"]chocolate chips[/easyazon_link] melted


Meringue Nests

  • Preheat oven to 225 F. Prepare large baking pan with parchment paper or [easyazon_link identifier="B00008T960" locale="US" tag="ilospas-20"]silpat[/easyazon_link].
  • Beat egg whites in a large glass bowl with [easyazon_link identifier="B000FIOU76" locale="US" tag="ilospas-20"]electric mixer[/easyazon_link] on low speed until soft peak. Add [easyazon_link identifier="B00TGE5U0G" locale="US" tag="ilospas-20"]cane sugar[/easyazon_link] gradually. Beat until sugar is dissolved and stiff.
  • Fold in lemon juice and cornstarch.
  • By using large spoon put some meringue on the tray. Form about 12 of them. Use the small spoon to make a hole inside by sliding bumpy back of the spoon from right to left.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. After that time turn off the oven and leave meringues inside. Usually for at least 2- 3 hours. I usually leave it overnight and prepare the rest next day.


  • In a medium bowl beat the whipping cream with [easyazon_link identifier="B000FIOU76" locale="US" tag="ilospas-20"]electric mixer[/easyazon_link] until soft peak. Add powdered sugar and just mix. Don't over beat the whipped cream.


  • When meringue nests are cooled off decorate them. Put some whipped cream inside the hole of the meringue. Add slice of pear and slices of banana. Add melted [easyazon_link identifier="B00HCNCQ2S" locale="US" tag="ilospas-20"]chocolate chips[/easyazon_link] on top.
  • Meringue Nests stay fresh up to 5 hours.


*white sugar can be used
**My pear and chocolate meringue nests are a little brownish because I used can sugar.


Serving: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Potassium: 0mg | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg