Mini Meringue Pumpkins

“Cast a sweet spell over your Halloween party guests by making a pumpkin patch’s worth of treats. It’s easy to use this basic meringue recipe spiced with pumpkin flavour to scare up fun cookies.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mini Meringue PumpkinsPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2frozen 1hour 40minutes + standing
Servings Prep Time
2frozen 1hour
Cook Time
40minutes + standing
Ingredients
Portions: frozen
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: frozen
Units:
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Add pie spice and vanilla.
  2. Place egg white mixture in a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe 1-1/2-in.-diameter pumpkins onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine the orange sugar and glitter. Seal bag; crush mixture to break glitter into small pieces. Sprinkle over pumpkins.
  3. Bake at 250° for 40-45 minutes or until set and dry. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1-1/2 hours.
  4. Carefully remove meringues from parchment paper. Cut leaf and vine shapes from fruit roll; attach to pumpkins with a dab of frosting. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 each: 32 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fibre), 0 protein.