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Ghost Meringues

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Ghost Meringues with light and fluffy low calorie meringues shaped into ghosts with currants used for their eyes.

Ghost Meringues

Recipe Ingredients

3 large egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar substitute (for baking, such as Splenda)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
24 dried currants

Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line two large, heavy baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine egg whites and cream of tartar in a clean, grease-free mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar substitute, 1 tablespoon every 30 seconds until meringue holds very stiff peaks. Beat in vanilla.

Spoon meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain tip or spoon into a gallon-size heavy plastic food bag, then cut off one corner to make a 1/2-inch wide opening.

Pipe meringue onto prepared baking sheets into ghost shapes, about 3 inches wide and 5 inches high. Space ghosts about 2 inches apart. Press 2 currants into each ghost to form the eyes.

Bake until meringues begin to turn pale gold and are firm to the touch, about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, switching baking sheet positions half way through the baking time. Turn off oven and leave meringues in closed oven for 2 hours. Cool slightly. When just barely warm, slip each ghost into a plastic sandwich bag and tie tops with pieces of orange and black ribbons.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories: 23; Protein: 1g; Total Fat: 0; Carbohydrate: 8g; Fiber: 0; Cholesterol: 0; Sodium: 14mg

Exchanges: 1/2 Carbohydrate

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