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Strawberry-Pecan Meringue Dessert

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Strawberry-Pecan Meringue Dessert

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Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • ¾ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups crushed saltine crackers
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (16-oz) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (16-oz) carton strawberries, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat egg whites in a large bowl at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy.
  3. Add cream of tartar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form.
  4. Gradually beat in 2 cups sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time, until stiff glossy peaks form.
  5. Fold in saltines and pecans.
  6. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13-x 9-inch baking dish.
  7. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until top is lightly browned and edges begin to crack.
  8. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Spread whipped topping over meringue.
  10. Stir together strawberries and remaining ¼ cup sugar; let stand 15 minutes.
  11. Spoon strawberry mixture over whipped topping; serve immediately.
  12. Makes 10 to 12 servings. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Note:

Leave the tops on some of the strawberries for a pretty presentation.

Time

Clock
30mPrep
35mCook
1h 5mTotal