Christmas Tree Meringue
Christmas is one my favorite holidays and my other favorite one is of course New Years eve / day. I always try to make something nice a delicious for my family and this year I thought that Christmas tree meringue will be a great addition to our family dinner. This dessert is also will be favorite at a kids or adults party. It is very easy to make and it looks spectacular on Christmas dinner table. You can use your imagination on how to decorate your trees. You can use fresh berries, sprinkles, whip cream and more.
For about 30 meringue trees you will need:
- 2 egg whites
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- sprinkles for decorating
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup or honey to help sprinkles to stick to meringue
Preheat oven to 350F then turn the temperature down to 225F.
Combine sugar with cornstarch. In mixing bowl of a stand mixer start beating on low egg whites with pinch of salt. Gradually add sugar with cornstarch. Turn the speed to medium high or high. Continue beating until meringue forms hard picks.
Transfer meringue into pastry bag. Pipe the meringue into baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Make a first layer, then pipe the second layer on top which will be smaller than the bottom layer, then pipe the third layer which will be smaller than the second layer and finish it with the smallest layer. It has to look like a Christmas tree.
Transfer your meringue into oven and let them dry there for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, leave the meringue inside until they completely cool down.
Brush meringues with corn syrup and sprinkle with colored sprinkles. Enjoy!