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Gingerbread Meringue Tarts w Blood Orange
These beautiful, delectable tarts are the perfect addition to your holiday dessert table thanks to the gingerbread meringue, but don't save them just for December. They're a delicious treat all blood orange season long!
Servings: 8 tarts
Calories: 84 kcal
Ingredients
Gingerbread Meringue Ingredients
  • 4 large egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch table salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp dried ginger
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
Topping Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups reduced fat whipped topping
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp dried ginger
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 4 blood oranges peeled and sliced crosswise
  • 2 TB fresh mint thinly sliced
  • optional: pomegranate seeds for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Draw eight 3 3/4-inch circles on parchment paper in pencil, leaving some space between each. Flip paper over; place it on baking sheet with circles facing down.
  2. In a mixing bowl over a pot of simmering water, stir together (by hand) egg whites, sugar and salt until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot, 2 minutes; remove from heat (egg whites will be foamy).
  3. Using the whisk attachment on an electric mixer, beat egg white mixture on high until it is cool and stiff peaks form, 8 to 10 minutes; stir in vanilla and spices. Evenly divide meringue among 8 circles, using back of a spoon to create 3/4-inch-high mounds with slight depressions in center.
  4. Bake meringues for 4 hours; turn off oven and let meringues sit in oven to cool and dry, about 2 hours more.
  5. To assemble tarts, stir together whipped topping, vanilla extract, and spices. (May be made up to one day ahead). When ready to serve spoon topping evenly across cooled meringues, top with orange slices, and garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate seeds
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Meringue Tarts w Blood Orange
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Potassium 51mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 4.3%
Calcium 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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