Strawberry Meringue Dessert Squares

Strawberry Meringue Dessert Squares

With fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream, these dessert squares are the ideal springtime dessert!

YIELDS

8 servings

INGREDIENTS

Base

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup C&H® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 15 soda crackers, coarsely crushed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Filling

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons C&H® Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced (or frozen, thawed)

INSTRUCTIONS

Base

Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 12x8-inch baking pan.

Beat egg whites in medium bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form; stir in vanilla. Fold in cracker crumbs and pecans. Spread in prepared pan.

Bake 30 minutes, or until set and golden brown. Cool completely.

Filling

Whip cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in strawberries. Spoon over cooled base.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut into 8 squares before serving.