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5 from 6 votes

Light Meringues with Pomegranate & Pistachios

Light and easy! These are wonderful for the holidays.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 55 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Holiday Recipes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

The Meringues:

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

The Filling:

  • 6 tablespoon plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios

Instructions

The Meringues:

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Place the egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or in a bowl with a hand mixer). Mix on high until the egg whites are foamy.
  • Continue to mix on high speed while gradually adding the sugar. Whip until the egg whites form stiff peaks. Do not underbeat.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a 3-inch circular cookie cutter (or edge of a glass), trace 12 circles onto the parchment paper. Turn over the parchment paper so that the pencil marks are on the underside of the paper. They should still be visible from the top side.
  • Divide the egg white mixture evenly between the 12 circles, using the back of a small spoon to make a shallow well in the middle of each circle.
  • Bake for 1 hour, then turn off the oven and leave the meringues in the oven for an additional 1 ½ hours so that the meringues dry completely.
  • Gently peel the meringues off of the parchment. Cool completely. Set aside 6 meringues for this dessert and freeze the remaining 6 meringues in an air-tight container for future use.

The Filling:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt and agave nectar (or honey) until combined. Divide the mixture evenly between the meringues.
  • Top each filled meringue with pomegranate arils and pistachios. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 4 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 4 (SmartPoints), 3 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 1Filled Meringue | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.2mg