Get ready for the holidays by making a Festive Meringue and Pear Dessert! Pecans, cinnamon, caramel and vanilla add tastiness to this pear dessert.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
4 egg white s
3/4 cup plus 2 tsp. sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans
2 fresh pear s
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. caramel ice cream topping
3/4 cup thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 300°F.
Beat egg whites in large bowl with mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating constantly until stiff peaks form. Blend in vanilla. Stir in nuts.
Spoon or pipe egg white mixture into 3 (4-inch) rounds on each of 2 parchment- or foil-covered baking sheets. Use large spoon to make large indentation in center of each round, building up side of each round as much as possible.
Bake 55 min. or until meringues are dry and golden brown. Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheets. Carefully remove meringues from parchment.
Cut pears into thin slices; place in large nonstick skillet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and remaining sugar; cook on medium-high heat 3 min. or until sugar is melted and pears are evenly coated with sugar syrup, stirring occasionally. Spoon into centers of meringues; drizzle with caramel topping. Top with COOL WHIP.
How to Pipe
Spoon beaten egg white mixture into large resealable plastic bag; cut 1/2-inch piece from one corner of bag. Pipe mixture in circular motion, then pipe rim around edge of circle.
Meringues can be prepared in advance. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature up to 8 hours before filling and serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.