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Meringue Candy Canes and Christmas Dessert

By | Baking, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Holidays, Special, Sweet Treats | 2 Comments

Are you still baking? Or is it all done already? I haven’t started our “family” treats yet, planning that for Saturday if all goes well. My plan was to make candy canes using the Homemade Candy Corn recipe, but…well…time got away from me. Then I spotted these delicious Meringue Candy Canes in the Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies Book and I couldn’t pass them up.

Meringue is very easy to make and I love the little puff that explodes in your mouth when you eat them. These Meringue Candy Canes would be a perfect addition to your Christmas Dessert Buffet or trays for neighbors or friends.

My very favorite pie is Chocolate Meringue, so anytime I have the chance to make meringue I jump at the chance. I will share the recipe at the bottom, but first let’s chat about other Christmas Dessert.

You all know I love to bake and had such fun creating the Christmas Cupcakes this year. Here are a few more yummy Christmas Dessert ideas for you…

  1. These easy and oh so delicious Black Forest Whoopie Pies are a MUST have!
  2. Homemade Marshmallows were on my to-try list forever, I was so surprised when I made them last year and figured out how easy they were. And YES, I made them without a stand mixer!
  3. This Holiday Candy Cane Pie is a perfect make-ahead dessert and with just a few ingredients is budget friendly as well.
  4. I made these Raspberry Meringue Drops for Valentine’s Day but I think they are perfect for Christmas also.
  5. No time to make a regular pie? Try these Berry Hand Pies…they are always a hit!
  6. Need some tips on How to Make Meringue? Learn from this Meringue Pie Video.

So tell me…what are you baking for Christmas?

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Meringue Candy Canes Recipe

A perfect Christmas treat. HoosierHomemade.com

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 - 24 candy canes, depending on size

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites, room temp {Tip: place whole egg in bowl of hot water for a few minutes to bring up temperature, if you forget to take them out of fridge}
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red No-Taste Coloring {It’s important that you use No-Taste, red coloring has a bitter taste}

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy
  2. Add cream of tartar and beat at medium speed until soft peaks form
  3. Gradually add the sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form
  4. Add in peppermint extract
  5. Fit a decorator bag with a #1M or large Star Tip
  6. Using a paint brush, “paint” on red coloring in 3 or 4 stripes on the inside of the bag, making them about 1/4 inch wide
  7. Fill with meringue
  8. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper
  9. Heat oven to 225 degrees
  10. Pipe candy canes onto cookie sheet – I found it easiest to pipe the straight edge first, starting at the bottom, then work your way up and curve around
  11. Bake for 25 minutes, rotate cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes longer
  12. Turn off oven and let cool
  13. Candy Canes should be slightly hard and not sticky

Oops…I almost forgot about the Black Forest Shooters that I shared over at $5 Dinners earlier this week! Watch for some fun New Year’s Eve Cupcakes with these glasses on Cupcake Tuesday!

Happy Baking!

Linking to…Show & Tell Friday, Saturday Night SpecialGooseberry Patch 

Baking 101: How to make Meringue

By | Baking, Baking 101, How to Videos, Pies/Tarts | 4 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Baking 101 series. We have covered some tools, chocolate and also how to measure.

Since I have been sharing some yummy Pie inspired Cupcakes, I thought it would be good to show you How to make Meringue.

Cream pies topped with Meringue are my absolute favorite…especially chocolate. I usually just use a box of pudding, but I have found that the cooked pudding is better than instant for a pie.

Meringue is really pretty easy to make, but it does take some planning ahead and a little patience.

I made a video for you, showing you how to seperate eggs,how to make meringue and add it to a pie.

Easy enough huh? After you top your pie with the Meringue, put it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. You will need to watch it closely because it can get too brown really fast.

Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter this week will feature Lemon Meringue Cupcakes…a perfect Spring time dessert. I will share the recipe in the newsletter. And because I love to tempt you all…here is a sneak peek at the Lemon Meringue Cupcakes


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How to make Meringue

Meringue is a delicious topping for pies, cakes, cupcakes or even cookies. Recipe and how to video from HoosierHomemade.com

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites, room temperature {important}
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Add egg whites to large bowl
  2. Add vanilla and cream of tartar
  3. Beat at medium speed until frothy and bubbly
  4. Gradually add sugar and beat on high speed until very stiff peaks form
  5. Add to a pie, cake, cupcakes or even cookies

Linking to…Ingredient Spotlight

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