Lemon Coconut Meringues recipe photo
Lemon Coconut Meringues
Prepared by Sarah Shilhavy, Photos by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Servings: 24 meringues
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In large bowl with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.

Gradually sprinkle in sugar 2 tablespoons at a time at high speed. After all the sugar has been added you may beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest or gently fold in later. Beat until meringue stands in stiff, glossy peaks. Add vanilla and lemon zest now if you didn't add it earlier.

Drop meringue by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle with a bit of shredded coconut.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until dry to the touch. Remove to rack to cool.

Recipe courtesy Sarah Shilhavy

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I bet those are SO good....lemon and all!...yumm!

Happy Good Friday!

# Posted By Pam | 4/2/10 9:20 AM
Thanks Pam! :) They really are good, like bits of lemon fluff or something. Sooo light and airy...
# Posted By Sarah | 4/2/10 1:37 PM
This looks and sounds great. Do you think it would be ok to substitute agave or powdered stevia in place of the sugar? I try not to use sugar if possible. If not what other then the powdered sugar could be used, if anything? Thanx
# Posted By Angela | 4/2/10 6:08 PM
Angela: No, meringue needs the sugar. To take it out would be like taking out the flour in a bread recipe. This recipe definitely cannot have the sugar taken out. I don't know about other recipes, but either way the results would not be the same without the sugar.
# Posted By Sarah | 4/2/10 7:04 PM
Somebody should test it with xylitol instead of sugar, then. Otherwise those trying to avoid sugar are wasting opportunities to use recipes that omit sugar in favor of healthier sweeteners. Xylitol is supposed to be able to be substituted measure for measure with sugar, and not raise blood sugar levels. Just don't give it to your pets-
# Posted By Iris | 4/15/10 2:58 PM
I made these with almond flavoring and splenda and they turned out great!
# Posted By Debbie | 7/25/13 12:24 PM

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