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Meringue with Seared Pineapple

Makes: 10 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 300°F 35 mins Stand 30 mins Cool 1 hr
Meringue with Seared Pineapple
Ingredients
  • 5  eggs
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cream of tartar
  • 3/4  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1  recipe Pineapple-Lime Curd, recipe below
  • 1/2  fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2  tablespoons  butter
  • 2  tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  •  Sliced key limes (optional)
  •  Fresh mint (optional)
Directions

1. Separate egg yolks and whites. Set yolks aside for Pineapple-Lime Curd. For meringue, let whites stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In large mixing bowl beat whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar with electric mixer on medium-high until soft peaks form. Beating on high, add granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until stiff peaks form (about 8 minutes total).

2. Spread meringue on prepared baking sheet to make large oval, (about 13x9 inches), building up edges slightly to form a "nest." Bake 35 minutes. Turn oven off; let stand 1 hour. Carefully lift meringue off paper and transfer to serving platter.

3. Meanwhile, prepare Pineapple-Lime Curd.

4. In 12-inch skillet, cook pineapple slices in the 2 tablespoons hot butter for 8 minutes or until browned, turning once. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cook, uncovered, for 1 to 2 minutes more or until sugar is dissolved.

5. To assemble, fill meringue nest with Pineapple-Lime Curd and top with seared pineapple slices. Drizzle with juice from seared pineapple. Serve at once topping with key limes and mint. Makes 10 servings.

Pineapple-Lime Curd
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  cornstarch
  • 1/4  cup  lime juice
  • 1/4  cup  pineapple juice concentrate
  • 1/3  cup  water
  • 5  reserved egg yolks
  • 1/2  cup  butter, cut up
Directions

1. In medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in lime juice, pineapple juice concentrate and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. In medium bowl whisk together reserved egg yolks from meringue until smooth. Gradually whisk half of the hot mixture into yolks. Return yolk-juice mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and comes to a gently boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in butter until melted. Transfer to bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts (Meringue with Seared Pineapple)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 297,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • chol. (mg) 136,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 41,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 39,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 486,
  • vit. C (mg) 16,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 118,
  • Potassium (mg) 122,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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