Gluten Free Dairy Free Cherry Pistachio Meringue Pillows

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gluten free dairy free cherry pistachio meringue pillows recipe
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In fact not only is this recipe gluten free, it is dairy free and grain free.
I decided to add dried cherries, pistachios and chocolate chips to the meringue batter.
This cookie is also delicious plain so feel free to add or subtract your own added ingredients.
Have you liked the recipes so far?
Only have 2 more recipes left and I am hoping you will enjoy them.

This recipe made abut 20 large meringue pillows.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Cherry Pistachio Meringue Pillows

Ingredients
  

  • egg whites (or you can used 8 Tbsp of liquid egg whites)
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup pistachios

Instructions
 

  • Remove egg whites from refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer add the egg whites and beat on high until soft peaks form.
  • Slowly add the white sugar and beat on high until stiff glossy peaks form.
  • This can take awhile.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, cherries and pistachios.
  • Use a large ice cream scoop to drop dough onto the lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free dairy free cherry pistachio meringue pillows recipe
gluten free dairy free cherry pistachio meringue pillows recipe

Try Macarons!

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I am sure, some of you are thinking I have made a spelling mistake.. In Macarons…… Should it not be macaroons?
Actually, NO!
Macaroons are a coconut based cookie-and macarons are a French cookie. It is made with almonds. It has 2 delicate almond meringue wafers sandwiched with a luscious filling. Oh ya! Where, do you say-did I hear about macarons?
Well, as everyone who knows me well, knows,
I love Paris!


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Even, just saying the word Paris, brings a smile to my face. And every time I am there I visit one of my favorite places Laduree.


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It is a true Parisian gem. It is filled with delicate cookies, pastries, ice creams, and of course aromatic teas, and great meals. I have been to Paris 3 times, and every time-I make time for Laduree.


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This is a close up shot of their window. Look at all those macarons stacked up-It is a joy for all my senses.
The last time I was in Paris I brought a box of macarons home.


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However a dozen of these delicate cookies are not going to last for long- And unfortunately, I cannot visit Paris on a regular basis, especially not just for macarons.
So, I was pleasantly surprised after reading a blog called The Celiac Husband That a new stand had opened at the Calgary Farmers Market And it carried these delicate cookies.
I drove to the Farmers Market this weekend and picked up 6 macarons. The flavors I chose were rose water, salty caramel, framboise(raspberry) and dark chocolate.


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WHAT A TREAT!!
Once I was home, I made myself a cup of tea, placed the raspberry one on a plate And took a bite.


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Wow! What a joy to my taste buds it was. Crunchy on the outside and moist with a wonderful filling on the inside.
Please visit this booth at the Calgary Farmers Market-Macaron
You will not be disappointed in these gems.
And hopefully, it will remind you of Paris too!