Lemon Pudding with Strawberries and Meringue Cigars
Lemon Pudding with Strawberries and Meringue Cigars
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    This sublime lemon dessert is the perfect antidote to all those chocolate bunnies and chocolate-stuffed eggs proliferating at Easter like, well…rabbits. It helps that our pudding is simple to make, too. A seriously tart lemon curd—quickly cooked on top of the stove—is folded into sweetened whipped cream, which both tempers the tang and lightens the dessert with a suave silkiness. Crisp, airy wisps of meringue, lightly sprinkled with chopped pistachios and easily shaped and baked into cigars, are delightful on their own, but they're surprisingly efficient alternatives to spoons for delivering the pudding to your mouth. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Easter. Menu also includes Frisée, Radicchio, and Fennel Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette; and Arugula-Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Roasted Spring Vegetables; .

    Ingredients

    • 4 large egg whites
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted pistachios (preferably not roasted), finely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lemon zest
    • 1/2 cup strained fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 1 pound strawberries, trimmed and halved, or quartered if large
    • 2 large baking sheets; parchment paper; a stand mixer or a powerful handheld electric mixer; a pastry bag fitted with a plain, round 1/2-inch tip (we used Wilton 1A)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 419 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 21 g 33.05%
    • Saturated Fat: 13 g 62.75%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 63 mg 21%
    • Sodium: 259 mg 10.77%
    • Calcium: 39 mg 3.87%
    • Potassium: 166 mg 4.74%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.79%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 55 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.31%
    • Sugar: 38 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 15%
    • Vitamin C 57.57%
    • Vitamin D 4.73%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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