Red, White & Blue Cups



  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature

  • ½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ cup superfine sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 pint raspberry sorbet

  • Blueberry Sauce, for serving


  1. Using a 3-inch bowl or cookie cutter, draw 8 circles on a sheet of parchment paper. Turn the paper over, and place on a baking sheet; set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine whites, lemon juice, and vanilla. Beat on medium-low speed until soft peaks form, about 1 1/2 minutes. Reduce to low speed, and gradually sprinkle sugar over whites. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff glossy peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from mixer; sift cornstarch over, and fold to combine.

  3. Fit a pastry bag with a plain pastry tip with a 1/2-inch opening (Ateco #6), and fill bag with meringue. Beginning in the center of one of the circles, cover with an even layer of meringue. Pipe around the perimeter to form a 1-inch collar. Repeat process with remaining circles.

  4. Transfer baking sheet to oven, and bake for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 175 degrees and bake until meringue has dried but is still white, about 1 hour more. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  5. Place a meringue on a dessert plate. Fill with a scoop of sorbet, and drizzle with blueberry sauce. Serve immediately.

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