Here, the best meringue dessert recipes, from traditional macarons to an impressive meringue cake. Plus, Jacques Pépin demonstrates great techniques for making meringue.

By Food & Wine
Updated September 25, 2018

Delicious Meringue Dessert Recipes

From an extraordinary hazelnut-and-chocolate meringue cakes to fudgy chocolate walnut cookies, here are superb Passover dessert recipes.
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Hazelnut-and-Chocolate Meringue Cake

This extraordinary dessert, made with crisp chocolate-hazelnut meringue and whipped cream, is surprisingly simple to make.

Fruit Meringue Kebabs

Ferran Adrià calls these fun and easy meringue-coated fruit skewers "Chupa Chups Julio Verne" or "Jules Verne Lollipops," presumably because they resemble something from an old-fashioned science fiction movie.

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Not Your Usual Lemon Meringue Pie

In her version of lemon meringue pie, Gale Gand layers sheets of sugared phyllo dough with tart lemon curd and a brown-sugar meringue.

Coconut Pavlovas with Tropical Fruit

The kiwis and mango that fill these airy, low-fat meringues are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants. Passion fruit seeds add tartness and intense tropical flavor.

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Espresso Meringue

Karen Hatfield tops rich, chocolaty cupcakes with a fluffy swirl of espresso meringue and a dusting of cocoa powder.

Coconut-Pistachio Meringues

Delicate and substantial at the same time, Nick Malgieri’s pistachio-topped coconut meringues are chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. For the best results, bake them on a dry day: Humidity can make meringues disappointingly soft.