Christmas tree meringues

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Per Serving 104kcals, 0g fat (0g saturated), 25.1g carbs (24.9g sugars), 1.8g protein, 0g fibre, 0.017g sodium

30 minutes
80-90 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: Serves 6-8
4 egg whites
100g icing sugar
100g caster sugar
¼ tsp cream of tartar
Green food colouring


  1. Preheat the oven to 110˚C/90˚C fan/gas mark ¼. Line two large baking trays with non-stick parchment paper.
  2. In a large, spotlessly clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they begin to form soft peaks.
  3. Whisking constantly, add one tablespoon of icing sugar followed by one tablespoon of caster sugar. Continue adding the sugar in this way until all of it has been incorporated.
  4. Add the cream of tartar and enough food colouring to make the mixture green. Keep whisking for 10 minutes until the meringue is glossy and very stiff.
  5. Use a star nozzle to pipe the meringue onto the parchment paper in the shape of Christmas trees.
  6. Bake for 80-90 minutes or until set. Turn off the oven, prop the door a little open with the handle of a wooden spoon and allow the meringues to cool in the oven.
  7. Decorate with sprinkles, to serve.