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Meringue Cakes With Fruit And Custard Sauce

These meringue cakes with fruit and custard sauce are small and pretty maeingue cakes filled with a custard sauce along with sliced strawberries and pears. Easy to prepare and quickly baked, the meringues are cut across to fill them and served with fresh strawberries to garnish. this is an indulgent dessert but you can afford to indulge in a while!
  Egg whites 4 (Room Temperature)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Nonfat dry milk solids 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Instant Variety)
  Pear 1 Large, cut in 0.25 inch cubes
  Sliced strawberries 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Custard sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Strawberries 6

Beat egg whites until foamy.
Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until stiff, but not dry, peaks are formed, adding sugar and dry-milk solids gradually.
Drop meringue by large rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with brown paper.
Place in a 500°F oven; turn oven control to 300 degree F and bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until light brown.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Remove from cookie sheet.
Slice meringues crosswise in half.
Stir pear cubes and sliced strawberries into sauce; spoon mixture into hollow bottom halves of meringues; place tops on meringues.
Garnish with strawberries.

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Meringue Cakes With Fruit And Custard Sauce Recipe