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Mimosa Macarons
Mimosa Macarons
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Drying Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

These mimosa macarons are perfect for Mother’s Day! All the orange and champagne flavor of a mimosa, that favorite brunch cocktail, in the form of a French macaron!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: mimosa macarons
Servings: 20 pastries (about)
Calories: 123 kcal
For the Filling
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 cup sparkling white wine
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 whole egg (large)
  • 2 egg yolks (large)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Macaron Shells
  • 100 grams almond meal (approx. 1 cup + 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon)
  • 155 grams powdered sugar (approx 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (zest of one orange)
  • 3 egg whites (large)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 55 grams superfine sugar (approx. 1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons)
  • rose pink & lemon yellow gel paste food coloring (optional)
Make the Filling:
  1. Combine ¼ cup cream with cornstarch, yolks, and egg; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining cream, sparkling wine, and sugar, and place over medium heat.

  3. When just beginning to simmer, add a third of the wine mixture to the egg mixture, whisking vigorously.

  4. Add the warmed egg mixture to the pot, and cook over low heat, until thickened.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
  6. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a heat-safe bowl, cover the surface with plastic wrap, and chill.

Make the Shells:
  1. Sift the almond meal and confectioners sugar together, discarding any large bits.
  2. Add the orange zest.
  3. Whip the whites until frothy.
  4. Add the cream of tartar and continue to whip until soft peak stage.
  5. Slowly add in the superfine sugar.
  6. Tint with gel paste color, if desired.
  7. Continue to whip until stiff peaks are achieved.
  8. Fold the almond mixture into the whites until the batter drops from the spatula in a long ribbon.
  9. Pipe one-inch diameter rounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  10. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  11. Allow the shells to dry and form a thin membrane/skin for about 20-30 minutes.
  12. Drop the oven temperature to 325 degrees F and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  13. Cool on the baking sheet.
Assemble the Macarons:
  1. Pipe about two teaspoons of filling onto half the shells and sandwich.
Nutrition Facts
Mimosa Macarons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 163IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.