Pistachio Clouds with Fresh Fruit

This elegant dessert is impressive yet easy to prepare. Pistachios supply heart-healthy fats and cholesterol-lowering phytosterols. The antioxidants in raspberries and the potassium in citrus fruits help keep blood pressure under control.

Total Time
1 hour 45 minutes
Ingredients
Serving Size

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped natural pistachios
  • 2 tbsp Confectioners' sugar
  • 2 lg egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C raspberries
  • 1/4 C clementine or seeded tangerine segments
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh mint leaves
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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 250F. Line baking sheet with parchment. Toss nuts with confectioners' sugar in bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in bowl with electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Gradually add granulated sugar with mixer running and beat just until stiff peaks form, about 1 minute longer. Gently fold in nut mixture.
  3. Drop mixture in 2 mounds, 5" apart, on prepared pan. With spoon, make 2 1/2"-diameter bowl in center of each mound. Use spatula to smooth edges to form approximately 5"-diameter rounds.
  4. Bake in center of oven until dry and crisp on the outside, about 1 hour. Transfer parchment to rack and cool meringues completely. (Store in airtight container in cool, dry place until ready to serve.)
  5. Mix raspberries, clementine, and mint in bowl. Place meringues on 2 serving plates and fill with fruit mixture. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 211kcal
  • Calories From Fat: 32kcal
  • Calories From Satfat: 4kcal
  • Fat: 4g
  • Total Sugars: 37g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 56mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Potassium: 280mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Exchange: 1fat
  • Exchange: 0fruit
  • Exchange Other: 2carbs
  • Exchange: 0starch
  • Gram Weight: 129g
  • Omega3 Fatty Acid: 0g
  • Omega6 Fatty Acid: 1g

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