Pecan Dainties

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These meringues are fantastic served with coffee or coffee ice cream. For an extra-special treat, dip the bottoms in melted bittersweet chocolate and let set.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutes

Makes: 18


  • 1 egg white, at room temperature
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1½ cups chopped pecans
  • 18 pecan halves


  • Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Beat egg white and salt in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar gradually; beat until stiff and glossy. Gently fold in pecans.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls on prepared baking sheet; bake 30 for minutes. While still warm, press one pecan half into the top of each cookie
  • Remove from the baking sheet immediately and cool on wire racks.