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Irresistible Meringue Pyramid with an Easy Custard Cream

Turn extraordinary homemade meringues into something even more extravagant with this impressive meringue pyramid.
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What is meringue?

Meringue is a dessert made from whipped egg whites and sugar. It has many uses and forms in desserts, most commonly eaten as small toppings on fruit, ice cream, or cakes.

How do you make meringue?

Meringue is made by whipping egg whites and sugar together, then piping onto a baking sheet and baking for 2 hours at 215F.

How long to bake meringue?

Meringue is baked for 2 hours in the oven. It takes a while, but it’s so worth it!

How long do meringue cookies last?

Baked meringue lasts for up to 2 weeks without the cream or chocolate topping. You can make these small puffs ahead of time and then create the cream and add it later!

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These amazing meringues make the best dessert!

I’ve got a melt-in-your-mouth recipe for you that is absolutely drool-worthy. You can eat a mountain’s worth of this dish because, well, it looks just like one! This special order dessert is easy to make and quick to be enjoyed! Crispy meringues are topped with a smooth dark chocolate ganache, chopped nuts (or ground almonds), and even fresh fruit in this irresistible recipe. These little meringue cream puffs are topped with melted chocolate that’s perfect for any special occasion, or a regular weekday. Held together with the tastiest whipped cream custard recipe, you can’t go wrong with this sweet treat! 26 667x1000

Today, I’m sharing my meringue pyramid recipe with you: prepare to be excited!

Meringues are absolutely nostalgic for me and when biting into a light and airy, crispy meringue that melts in your mouth takes me back to my childhood, every single time. And I’ve taken those traditional meringues (that are perfectly delicious all on their own) to the next level. Because, why not? The rich chocolate sauce reminds me of chocolate chip cookies while the light meringue takes me away to Italy, enjoying all of the light of Italian desserts. There is no better way to enjoy one of my favourite recipes! “Meringue” is a French word of unknown origin. This classic French pastry doesn’t need to have a secret meaning behind it, it’s just a beautiful tower that makes up one of the best things in life: dessert!

Why you need this meringue pyramid in your life

Beautiful. Dessert in the form of a pyramid? Are you kidding me? I’m sure you guys can totally get behind this trend. And it makes a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday parties, too. You can get best results every single time you make it, no joke. Interactive. One of my favorite things about being in the kitchen is how it brings my family together. And making a meringue pyramid is a fun way to get your kids involved. It’s like a fun science project that you can devour at the end. Versatile. Once you have your crispy meringues stacked into a pyramid, you can top them however you like. I’ve opted for a chocolate ganache drizzle and chopped nuts, but feel free to add fresh berries, mint, chocolate curls, and pieces of chocolate candy. If you want to add a drizzle of white chocolate with the chocolate ganache, grab a piping bag and go for it! The options here are endless. The only perfect way to make a tasty dessert is the way that you want to enjoy it. Last, but not least, it’s absolutely delicious. I can’t tell you how many times I had the impulse to chow down on this dessert before I could complete the entire pyramid. If you’re like me, make sure you’ve got some extra meringues that you can speak for yourself.

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To make this dessert, you will need:

Meringue

  • egg whites
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract

Cream

  • egg yolks
  • sugar
  • milk
  • unsalted butter

Chocolate Glaze

  • unsalted butter
  • chocolate chips
  • pecans or fresh fruits (optional)
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How to make Irresistible Chocolate Meringue Pyramid with an Easy Custard Cream

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Irresistible Chocolate Meringue Pyramid with an Easy Custard Cream

Turn extraordinary homemade meringues into something even more extravagant with this impressive meringue pyramid.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Russian
Allergy: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 378kcal

Equipment

  • Set of bowls
  • Stand mixer
  • Piping bag with tip
  • parchment paper
  • hand mixer
  • Spatula set

Ingredients

  • 4 large white eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 handful pecans, chopped

Instructions

  • Separate 4 large eggs, yolks in one bowl, and whites in a different bowl.
  • Preheat your oven to 215°F
  • Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Also, prepare a cream bag with a tip for piping.
  • In a stand mixer, beat egg whites for 2 minutes.
  • Add in 1 cup of sugar, beat for another 3-5minutes or until you can flip your bowl upside down and it’s not runny. Should be stiff and white.
  • Using a cream bag squeeze out little round shapes to two prepared baking sheets with parchment paper. (you can do mini size or a bit larger, up to you).
  • Put into the oven for 2 hours at 215F.
  • With a hand mixer beat 4 egg yolks for 1 minute, add in 1/2 cup of sugar and 3 Tablespoons of milk. Beat for 1 minute.
  • Bring it to boil in the microwave (1 minute) , or on the stove in a pot till starts to thicken. Let cool completely. Make sure you got your unsalted butter out to softened.
  • When the milk cream is cooled down, beat in 1 stick (8 Tbsp) softened butter.
  • In a pot melt 4 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, turn the heat off, and add in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips; stir fast till chips are completely melted. If your glaze is just way to watery add in more chips.
  • Chop 1/4 cup of pecans or any kind of nuts or fruit you like.
  • Take a meringue and generously spread buttercream on the bottom so that it sticks to the plate; add to a plate just covering the bottom.
  • Drizzle with chocolate glaze and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  • Add another layer of meringues spread with buttercream on the bottom, drizzle with glaze and sprinkle with nuts. Continue to stack the meringue to a pyramid. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before eating.

Notes

I’m certain you’ll find making this meringue pyramid worthwhile. It might be a bit tedious, but it’s fun. And so worth it at the end.
Is this going to be on the menu for your next party? I sure hope so. If you do make it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it down below in the comments!

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 783IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

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