This is a beautiful white colored meringue with candied fruit, coconut and walnuts inside for your Christmas entertaining.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fructose (fruit sugar)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup diced mixed candied fruit
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whip egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar and salt. Continue to whip until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar while whipping, try to add slowly so that it does not fall to the bottom of the bowl. Whip until the mixture holds stiff peaks. Fold in the nuts, fruit and coconut. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour in the preheated oven, until firm. Cool on baking sheets, away from drafts.