4th of July Meringues


Enjoy a patriotic delight with these quick and easy 4th of July meringues, a perfect celebration treat.



4th of July meringues recipe

Celebrate 4th of July with these delightful meringues – a perfect blend of crispy sweetness, zesty lemon curd, whipped cream, and fresh berries. They are not only delicious but also easy and fun to make, making them a fantastic family activity. Whether you choose to use ready-made ingredients or craft your meringues and lemon curd from scratch, these treats are a delightful way to end your 4th of July BBQ. You can even get the little ones involved in creating these patriotic dessert flags. Serve them and savor the flavors of summer in every bite.

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4th of July Tips and Tricks:

  1. Plan Ahead: Start planning your 4th of July celebration in advance. This includes creating a menu, shopping for groceries, and deciding on any decorations or activities.
  2. Patriotic Decorations: Embrace the patriotic spirit with red, white, and blue decorations. Think flags, bunting, and table settings that reflect the American flag.
  3. Fireworks Safety: If you’re using fireworks, follow safety guidelines and check local regulations. Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby, and never allow children to handle fireworks.
  4. Grilling Perfection: For a great BBQ, preheat your grill well in advance and clean the grates. Use a meat thermometer to ensure your grilled meats are cooked to the right temperature.
  5. Refreshing Drinks: Prepare refreshing beverages like homemade lemonade, iced tea, or fruit-infused water to keep everyone cool and hydrated.
  6. Sun Protection: Since it’s summertime, protect yourself and your guests from the sun with sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. Set up shaded areas for relief from the heat.
  7. Bug Control: Have bug repellent on hand to keep pesky insects at bay. Citronella candles and torches can also help create a bug-free zone.
  8. Kid-Friendly Activities: Plan activities to keep the kids entertained. Consider games like sack races, water balloon toss, or a patriotic craft station.
  9. Dessert Delights: Prepare classic 4th of July desserts like apple pie, berry parfaits, or flag-themed cupcakes. Get creative with your sweet treats.
  10. Music Playlist: Create a playlist of patriotic songs and summer classics to keep the mood festive. Don’t forget to include some tunes for dancing!
  11. Safety First: If you’re near water, keep a close eye on children, and ensure everyone has life vests if you’re boating or swimming.
  12. Responsible Drinking: If alcoholic beverages are part of your celebration, encourage responsible drinking. Designate a driver or offer alternatives for getting home safely.
  13. Clean-Up Strategy: Have a plan for cleanup so that the end of the celebration isn’t a chore. Provide recycling and trash bins for easy disposal.
  14. Enjoy Fireworks Safely: If you’re watching a fireworks display, maintain a safe distance. Leave the fireworks to the professionals.
  15. Celebrate Responsibly: Remember the historical significance of the day and reflect on the freedoms and opportunities that the U.S. provides. Encourage respectful and responsible celebration.
  16. Capture Memories: Don’t forget to document the day with photos or videos. Create lasting memories of your 4th of July celebration.
  17. Gratitude: Take a moment to express gratitude for the freedoms you enjoy and remember the significance of Independence Day.

By following these tips, you can ensure a safe, enjoyable, and memorable 4th of July celebration for you and your guests.

4th of July meringues recipe

4th of July Meringues

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Sweet crisp meringue with a little zesty lemon curd, topped with whipped cream and fresh berries styled for the 4th of July celebration.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Start by washing and patting dry your strawberries and blueberries.
    8 Strawberries, 8 Blueberries
    4th july meringues instruction
  • Using a sharp knife, cut your strawberries into thin slices and set them aside.
  • Place your 8 meringue nests on a clean surface. I recommend using a baking sheet with sides to prevent any accidental mishaps.
    8 Meringue nests
  • Next, put a teaspoon of lemon curd into the center of each meringue nest.
    8 tsp Lemon curd
    4th july meringues add lemon curd
  • Put your whipped cream into a piping bag with a star head nozzle attachment and swirl the cream onto the center, slightly covering the edges of each meringue nest.
    8 tbsp Whipped cream
    4th july meringues add whipped cream
  • Now for the fun part - creating the flags. Begin by placing a blueberry in the left-hand corner of the cream topping, then arrange your strawberry slices carefully to create the lines of the American flag. You may need to trim a little extra strawberry slice to fit neatly next to the blueberry.
    4th july meringues instruction
  • Finish by placing a mini white chocolate star on each of your blueberries. Serve your 4th of July Meringues and enjoy.
    1 tsp White chocolate stars
    4th of July meringues recipe

Notes

Tips and Tricks Once you add whipped cream and fruit to your meringue nest, it's best to consume them within a few hours to prevent the meringue from softening.
How to Store Meringues If you make the meringue from scratch, you can store them in an airtight container for about two weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 4th of july, berry, celebration, lemon curd, meringues, whipped cream
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I hope you enjoy making and indulging in these delicious desserts as much as we did. Happy 4th of July to you! Don’t forget to check out my grilled donut recipe, a crowd-pleaser at many of my family BBQs.

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