Pumpkin Spice Meringues, Sweetened with Splenda

Yo! :)

After battling a sweet tooth a couple weekends ago, I finally caved!! I attempted to whip up some sugar-free meringues. It was a success! I ate them pretty much straight out of the oven... all 48 cookies. I didn't even let them cool completely. It's just four egg whites, right? I can't wait to try these with other add ins, after the Fall competition season, of course!

Pumpkin Spice Meringues

4 Egg Whites (room temp)

1/4t cream of tartar

1c Splenda

1t vanilla extract

1T pumpkin pie spice

  1. Preheat oven to 300*
  2. Mix the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. This may take several minutes.
  3. SLOWLY pour in the Splenda and flavor add-ins. I added it in one tablespoon at a time. I was afraid that pouring it too quickly would deflate my peaks.
  4. Pipe or drop by spoonfuls onto a nonstick cookie sheet or pizza pan. I DID NOT SPRAY MY PAN.
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes. They should be “hard” but not brown. If they brown a bit, they are still tasty, just not as pretty. You may then let them cool in a cracked open oven. I am not that patient. I let them cool on a wire rack (while eating them).


Becca said...

GAH! Too much work for my ass right now but I want some!! I don't even know where to buy cream of tartar. LOL

Anonymous said...

GENIE-us! I need to go and get some cream of tartar STAT!

Anonymous said...

what the hell is cream of tartar :)

those look good..and 48 of them?? that's my kind of food!

Dana said...

Yum! I can't wait to try them. I make something similar with my chocolate protein powder. It's a chocolate souffle and I sprinkle it with splenda. Love it when I have a sweet tooth, too. Thanks for the recipe.

Genie said...

I am such a delinquent.

Cream of Tartar can be found in the spice aisle, with the spices. However, it isn't a necessity in this recipe. It's my understanding that it just helps the peaks form. I think without it you may just need to whip the whites a bit longer.

Angela said...

im trying these suckers tonight :) LOL!!