Citrus Meringues

Breaking through a crispy outer crust and into a creamy citrus core is pure bliss! This meringue dessert is an elegant finishing touch to any dinner gathering.

Prep Time:
25 min
Cook Time:
75 min


Nutrition Facts


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) cream of tartar (or 1tsp/5mL lemon juice)
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) almond extract

Citrus Sauce

  • 1 cup (250 mL) low fat plain yogurt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar
  • Grated rind of one lemon


  • 2 cups (500 mL) fresh berries or chopped fruit



  1. Citrus Meringues Step 1 CMS

    Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C). Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until sugar is dissolved and stiff glossy peaks form. Fold in almond extract. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop mixture from spoon into 6 mounds; shape each into a circle, making sides higher than centre.

  2. Citrus Meringues Step 2 CMS

    Bake until dry and crisp, approximately 75 minutes. Turn oven off and cool meringues in oven for 1 hour with door slightly open.

Citrus sauce

  1. Whisk yogurt, egg yolks, sugar and rind in saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and pour into large bowl. Cover and chill until serving time.


  1. Citrus Meringues Step 3 CMS

    To assemble, fill meringues with sauce and top with fruit.