These mini passion-fruit meringues are easy to make and packed full of fruity flavour. With a gooey meringue centre, these sweet treats are perfect for serving at a dinner party or kids party.
- 4 passion fruit
- 2 med egg whites
- 125g caster sugar
- 1-2 baking sheets, lined with nonstick liner or baking parchment
Set the oven to 110-120°C/250°F/Gas Mark ½. Scoop the passion-fruit pulp and seeds out into a bowl (or pan). Heat in a microwave (or over a low heat) until the mixture boils and some of the liquid evaporates and it thickens slightly. Cool.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff and then gradually whisk in the sugar, a spoonful at a time, until about half the sugar is added. Fold in the remaining sugar to make the meringue.
Spoon 6-8 rounds of meringue on to the lined baking sheets. Add a small spoonful of the passion-fruit purée to each and swirl it over the top.
Bake the meringues in the centre of the oven for 1-1¼ hrs or until the meringues are dry. Turn off the oven and leave the meringues to cool in there.
Once they have cooled, place the meringues in an airtight container until serving.
The meringues will keep for 3-4 days if stored in a cool, dry place.