Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter Y’all!! I don’t normally post on Sundays, but my family has a fun Easter tradition that I wanted to drop in and share today.

Every Easter Sunday the dessert for our dinner growing up mom made these fun meringue nests for dessert. They are fairly simple to make, the only difficult part is the meringue.  I made the meringues the day before I served them.

The recipe is:

  • 3 egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • A dash of salt
  • a scant teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  1. Mix the first four ingredients until they form soft peaks
  2. Gradually add in the sugar until firm peaks form (it should be shiny)
  3. Then lay them out on parchment paper on cookie sheets in circles with an indention in the center (think shaped like a nest) like this: (I was out of parchment paper, so I used the inside of paper bags like my mom always did).   nest2
  4. Serve them with ice cream, fresh berries, and coconut (for added flair my mom always dyed it green with food coloring)


Happy Easter!!


  1. Emily Webster says:

    We love doing those at our house, too! YUM!

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