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Strawberry Glazed Surprise

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Ingredients
  Meringue shells 4
  Egg whites 3
  Cream of tartar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 3 (From Meringue Shells)
  Lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Glaze 1 Tablespoon
  Strawberry jam 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red food coloring 2 Drop
  Strawberries 4 Cup (64 tbs), washed, hulled to make 2 pints
Directions

MAKING
1 For meringue shells:In a medium-size bowl, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until foamy-white and double in volume .
2 Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition, until meringue stands in firm peaks. (Sugar should be completely dissolved before adding more. Beating should take about 10 minutes.) Fold in vanilla.
3 Line a large cookie sheet with brown paper; mark twelve 3-inch circles, 2 inches apart, on the paper.
4 Drop meringue, about 4 tablespoonfuls for each, inside circles; spread into the rounds with a small spatula, building up the side of each to form a shell.
5 Bake in a very slow oven at 250 degrees farenheit for 40 minutes, or until crisp.
6 Set the cookie sheet on a wire rack until meringues cools completely, then remove with a spatula. (Shells may be made a day ahead and stored in a container with a tight-fitting cover.)
7 For filling: In a medium-size saucepan,combine sugar, cornstarch and salt.
8 Beat the egg yolks slightly in a 2-cup measure; stir in lemon juice and water and stir into the sugar mixture.
9 Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils for 3 minutes.
10 Remove from the heat and stir in lemon peel and butter or margarine; cool.
11 For glaze: In a small saucepan,combine jam, corn syrup and red food coloring ; heat, stirring constantly, just until hot; remove from the heat.
12 To fill the shells, spoon about 2 tablespoons filling into each and top with 6 whole strawberries, standing each tip end up; spoon about 1 tablespoon warm glaze over it.

SERVING
13 Shells may be filled about an hour before the serving time.Chill if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Strawberry
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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