Sweet and Airy Baked Meringue Rosettes are spiked with Tart and Fruity Raspberry, and Sandwiched around the Silkiest Dark Chocolate Whipped Ganache.  You’ll do a double-take when you taste this Confection!  They taste even better than they look!  Naturally Gluten-Free.

Raspberry Meringue Sandwiches with Whipped Ganache Filling | Baking a Moment

Oh boy.  Oh wow.  Do I have a fabulous Valentines Day treat for you guys today!  These babies are ah-mazing, for serious!

You have heard me go on and on about my love for Ghirardelli many times before.  I evangelize about their unsweetened cocoa powder (here, here, and here) every chance I get.  And their baking chips are all I’ll ever use (remember these?); they are my absolute fave.  I just love how easy they make it to really get high quality chocolate.  I can always find Ghirardelli at my regular supermarket, and the product is, IMHO, so far superior to other grocery store brands.  I picked these little beauties up at Giant; no trip to a specialty food store required!

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The raspberry meringues are pretty tasty all by themselves, but truly, the 60% cacao baking chips are what take them completely over the top.  Have you ever tried the 60% chocolate?  The flavor is so incredible.  So very dark and intense.  They really balance out the sweetness of the meringues.  I had a feeling they’d be good when the idea first came to me, but I seriously did a double take when I took that first bite!

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I was really impressed by how much the raspberry flavor comes through!  I never knew you could add preserves to meringue in this way; I always assumed that would cause it to deflate or somehow mess with the delicate chemistry.  But it worked like a charm!  I got the idea from Better Homes and Gardens.  And now I can’t wait to experiment in other ways!  Look out pavlova and macarons: I’ve got my eye on you!

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The rosettes are easy enough to pipe with a Wilton 1M tip.  It looks like an open star.  You’ll want to start in the center and pipe a tight circle, then just continue around, spiraling outward.  I happened across this picture tutorial the other day, while browsing Pinterest.  It’s perfect and it saved me the trouble and embarrassment of photographing my winter-beaten hands!  :o/

Also I should mention that a really big pastry bag is perfect for a job like this.  I use the 16″ size, and that way I don’t have to keep interrupting my flow to refill the bag.  It’s a timesaver!  I have the polyester ones, but the disposable plastic is probably even better.  If you aren’t really careful about cleaning the reusable ones with soap and super hot water, the residual grease from buttercreams and stuff like that can really mess with egg whites.

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You are going to love the way that intense, deep dark chocolate plays against the sweet, fruity, light and crisp meringue.  First, that delicate confection just crumbles and melts on your tongue, and then the smooth rich chocolate takes over and tempers the sugary sweetness.  The contrast is so heavenly!

Raspberry Meringue Sandwiches with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling | Baking a Moment

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Raspberry Meringue Sandwiches with Whipped Ganache Filling | Baking a Moment

Raspberry Meringue Sandwiches with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling

Sweet and Airy Baked Meringue Rosettes are spiked with Tart and Fruity Raspberry, and Sandwiched around the Silkiest Dark Chocolate Whipped Ganache. You'll do a double-take when you taste this Confection! They taste even better than they look!

Prep Time 45 minutes Cook Time 2 hours Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Yields 12     adjust servings

Ingredients

For the Filling

For the Meringues

  • 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • a few drops pink gel food coloring (optional)

Instructions

To Make the Filling:

  1. Place the baking chips in a mixing bowl.
  2. Heat the cream to simmering, and pour it over the baking chips, all at once. Allow to stand for 3 minutes.
  3. Use a wire whisk to stir the cream and chocolate together until smooth and well-combined. Cover, and set aside to cool completely.
  4. When the ganache has cooled and solidified, whip it on high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy and spreadable. The consistency should be similar to cake frosting.

To Make the Meringues:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F.
  2. Whip the egg whites on high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gradually, and very slowly, add the sugar, while continuing to whip. Mixture should be very stiff and glossy.
  4. Place the jam and food coloring (if using) in a small bowl, and fold about a cup of the meringue in.
  5. Transfer the mixture back into the meringue, and fold gently to combine.
  6. Pipe rosettes onto parchment lined baking sheets, and bake for 2 hours or until the meringues are very dry and peel off the parchment easily.

To Assemble:

  1. Pipe or spread about a tablespoon of the whipped ganache over the back sides of half the meringues. Sandwich another meringue rosette on top. Keep in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 189kcal Calories from fat 95
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Carbohydrate 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 16g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

Raspberry Meringue Sandwiches with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling | Baking a Moment

How gorgeous would a box of these look, all wrapped up pretty for your love?  Nothing beats chocolate (and pink!) for Valentine’s Day, and it doesn’t get any better than Ghirardelli for baking!

Raspberry Meringue Sandwiches with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling | Baking a Moment

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