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Strawberry Meringue Gratin

Yield 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, stemmed and sliced thin
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 57
  • fat 0 g
  • satfat 0 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • sodium 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Arrange strawberries in an even layer in a 9-inch pie plate.

  2. Whip egg whites in a very clean, perfectly dry bowl with an electric mixer until foamy. Add cream of tartar and beat until peaks form. With mixer running, add sugar in a slow, steady stream. Continue to whip egg whites until peaks are stiff and glossy, but not dry. Be careful not to overwhip whites. Gently fold in vanilla with a rubber spatula (see Tip Strip, left, for more detailed information on making meringue). Carefully spoon meringue over strawberries and gently spread evenly with a rubber spatula, making sure meringue touches edges of pie plate.

  3. Bake until meringue is golden brown and berries are juicy, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately.