Only one gram of fat and practicallyno cholesterol in each serving of this elegant looking dessert.
Recipe: Cinnamon ChocolateMeringue
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product , thawed
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (1.3-ounce) envelope whipped dessert topping mix
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 recipe Meringue Pie Shell (see below)
Shaved semisweet chocolate (optional)
Fresh mint (optional)
Makes 8 servings.
Meringue Pie Shell: Draw an 8-inch circle on heavy brown paper*. Placepaper on baking sheet. In a mixing bowl combine 2 egg whites,1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar.Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaksform (tips curl). Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoonat a time, beating on high speed about 4 minutes more or untilmixture forms stiff, glossy peaks (tips stand straight) and sugardissolves. Spread 1 cup of the meringue over 8-inch circle onthe paper. Spoon remaining meringue into a decorating bag fittedwith a large star tip (about 1/2-inch opening). Pipe a shellborder on edge of meringue circle about 1 1/4-inches high. Thecompleted shell should be about 9 1/2-inches in diameter (Or,spread all of the meringue over a 9 1/2-inch circle buildingup the edge.) Bake in a 300°F (150°C) oven for 40 minutes.Turn off oven. Let dry in oven with closed door for 1 hour. Coolon a wire rack. Carefully remove paper from meringue shell. Placeon serving plate.
Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare the MeringuePie Shell up to 1 month ahead; store meringue in a covered containerin the freezer. To serve, add the filling and chill for 2 to24 hours.
*Note:Use only paper that is specially made for baking purposes.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8of recipe): calories: 161, total fat: 1g, cholesterol:1mg, sodium: 65mg, carbohydrate: 32g, protein: 4g, vitamin A:5%, calcium: 9%, iron: 6%
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