Chocolate orange meringues

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Egg whites
⅛ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Sugar
½ teaspoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon Unsweetened cocoa
½ cup Lowfat ricotta cheese
4 ounces Lowfat cream cheese
⅓ cup Unsweetened cocoa
½ cup Powdered sugar
⅛ teaspoon Grated orange zest
1 tablespoon Orange juice
1 \N 12 oz. can mandarin orange sections; drained

Heat oven to 275. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or brown paper. In small bowl combine egg whites and salt. Beat until foamy. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until stiff peaks form. Sift 1 tbs. cocoa over egg whites and fold into mixture. Using ¼ cup of meringue, drop 6 individual mounds onto paper-lined cookie sheet. Spread each into 4" circles with a deep well in the center (forming cups). Bake at 275 degrees for 45 minutes or until dry. Turn oven off and leave in closed oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool completely. Just before serving, combine all filling ingredients except orange segments in food processor. Process until smooth. Spoon mixture evenly into meringues. Top with orange segments. Drizzle with warm hot fudge topping if desired.

Nutrition Facts Amount Per Serving: Calories 233 - Calories from Fat 48 Percent Total Calories From: Fat 21%, Protein 10%, Carbohydrate 69% Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 194mg, Total Carbohydrate 40g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 885 units, Vitamin C 18 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 447 by Kara9718<Kara9718@...> on Jan 4, 1998

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