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Christmas Meringue Spheres or Snowballs

Meringue spheres served on a black slate board with a dessert plate and flowers aside

5 from 6 reviews

Spoil Santa and yourself with this unique meringue spheres filled with the chestnut whipped cream. Resembling snowballs, they make a gorgeous Christmas dessert. Want to serve it all-year-round? There is such an option too!

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Ingredients

For the meringue:

For the chestnut whipped cream:

For the decoration:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 185 F/85 C.
  2. To make the meringue, beat egg whites in a stand mixer or using an electric mixer till they are mounted. Gradually add caster (granulated) sugar and whisk to get the glossy meringue. Stir in the icing (powdered) sugar with a rubber spatula. Place the meringue in a pastry bag with the cut end or Ateco plain pastry tip 806 and push it in the cavities of half-sphere molds. Smooth the meringue on the whole half-sphere with the back of a teaspoon, place silicone molds on the oven rack and bake for two hours. Take the meringues out of the oven and let cool down. Then carefully remove the meringue half-spheres from the molds.
  3. To make chestnut whipped cream, whip whipping cream to get whipped cream. Stir in the chestnut cream and dark rum using a rubber spatula
  4. To assemble meringue spheres, make a small dot with chestnut whipped cream on a serving platter and fix a meringue hemisphere. Garnish this and another hemisphere with cream and place one on top of another to form a ball. Sprinkle the meringue dessert with icing (powdered) sugar and lime zest. Assemble the rest of the baked hemispheres in the same way.

Notes

  1. Process granulated white sugar in a food processor for 1 to 2 minutes to make it superfine. 
  2. Please, read eight tips to make French meringue in the post.
  3. Bake meringue half-spheres, placing silicone molds on the oven racks, but not on a baking sheet.
  4. To even the base of meringue half-spheres, use a cheese or zester grater. This way, meringue hemispheres will match perfectly to each other while assembling the dessert.
  5. Make meringue half-spheres in advance and fill them with cream on the day of serving. 

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Keywords: meringue spheres, meringue balls, meringue snowballs, Christmas meringue

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