Meringue Motifs: Our Best Meringue Recipes

The iconic confection with the delicate crunch, meringue is much more than a decorative sweet. With an array of flavors—including our takes on classic pavlova, lemon meringue, and yes, even ice cream—these recipes prove that meringue can elevate just about any dessert to the divine. If you like it, then you should put meringue in it.

1. Raspberry Dacquoise 

With alternating layers of meringue and buttercream, this raspberry-laden showstopper looks like a work of art, but can be easily accomplished with nothing fancier than a pastry bag. If you don’t have a pastry bag, you can use a lastic storage bag with one of the corners snipped off instead.

Best Meringue Recipes

2. Lemon Meringue Nests 

There’s no reinventing the lemon meringue pie, so why not reimagine it—as a Lemon Meringue Nest? Taking flavor cues from its classic inspiration, this recipe puts delicate, crunchy meringue in the spotlight with a sweet-tart lemon curd centerpiece.

Meringue Nests with Berries
Photography by Stephen Devries / Recipe Development and Food Styling by Nathan Carrabba

4. Meringue Nests with Berries 

These meringue nests are both crispy and slightly chewy at the same time. They are the perfect vessel for ripe berries and take very little effort.

Meringue Cookies

4. Meringue Cookies 

This recipe makes dozens of perfect, crunchy Meringue Cookies. Styled and piped through a star icing tip, these little cookies are the white jewels of any dessert spread.


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