French Meringues Recipe

French meringues are baked vanilla meringues made with eggs whites and sugar along with cream of tartar. These baked french meringues may be used with and as desserts of choice. I prefer to fill the centers with fruit pulp or ice cream by removing the soft at times for fun!


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings2
MethodMain Ingredient


 Sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Water3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Egg whites5
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cream of tartar1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 818 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.12 g0.19%

Saturated Fat 0 g0%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 363.1 mg15.1%

Total Carbohydrates 201 g67.1%

Dietary Fiber 0 g0%

Sugars 200.7 g

Protein 8 g15.8%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 0.8% Iron 0.59%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1.Start by preheating the oven to 275F degrees
2.Cook sugar and water to 238° F or until a soft ball forms when a small amount of syrup is dropped into cold water.
3.Beat egg whites until stiff, adding salt and cream of tartar when frothy.
4.Pour sugar syrup over stiffly beaten egg whites gradually, beating constantly.
5.Continue beating until cool.
6.Fold in vanilla.
7.Wet sheets of unglazed paper and arrange on cookie sheets.
8.Shape meringues with a pastry tube or a spoon on wet paper and bake in a slow oven for 1 hour or longer, depending upon the size.
9.The soft inner portion may be removed and center filled with ice cream or fresh fruit or fruit
10.Serve with sauce over the ice cream filled meringues.