Pecan-date meringue

Yield: 30 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Dates,pitted,chopped
1 cup Pecans,dry roasted,chopped
½ teaspoon Vanilla
2 \N Egg whites,at room temp.
⅛ teaspoon Salt
⅔ cup Sugar

1. Combine dates, pecans, and vanilla; mash until a paste is formed.

Shape mixture into 30¾" balls. 2. Beat egg whites and salt until stiff. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff and glossy. Dip balls into meringue, covering them completely. Place on a slightly greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated slow oven at 250'F. for 30 minutes, or until pale golden brown. Store in an airtight container.

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