Vanilla-basil meringue nests with strawberries
Smartpoints value per serving
5 hr 25 min
These light and crispy meringues are bursting with the fresh flavor of spring basil. The basil not only provides texture and crunch, but a beautiful burst of color as well. This recipe will get you feeling crafty, as you'll be whipping out your ruler and pencil. Tracing out the circles on parchment beforehand is the best way to ensure the meringue "nests" are the same size, bake evenly, and are big enough to hold the filling. We call for filling them with lots of fresh strawberries, but any fresh berry you have on hand would work as well. A drizzle of balsamic glaze adds the perfect touch of sweetness.
4 large, at room temperature
1 Tbsp, minced (plus extra leaves for garnish)
4 cup(s), raw, hulled, quartered
Store-bought balsamic glaze