Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses

Roses have always been and will always be my favorite flower. I had a wonderful littleĀ rose garden at my childhood home and I loved it so much. Not sure what happened because now I can’t keep a flower bed alive if my own life depended on it! Anyway, Valentine’s Day always makes me think of my beloved roses, so I decided to whip up the most gorgeous strawberry balsamic meringue roses. They were really simple to make!

Egg whites can be temperamental, so I made sure that my bowl was completely clean and bone dry first. Strawberry gelatin powder and balsamic vinegar gave the meringue great flavor while corn starch thickened and stabilized it. Finally, the sugar added the sweet element. I whipped it all together easily with a hand mixer until it formed stiff peaks! That was all there was to making the meringue mixture for the strawberry balsamic meringue roses.
Then it was time to pipe the strawberry balsamic meringue roses right into my lined baking sheets. The trick was using a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip to get the signature ridges. I started in the center and then made one loop around to get the pretty rose shape. About 15 fit on each sheet tray for 30 total.
The strawberry balsamic meringue roses baked at a really low temperature for an hour and a half. Then I left them in the oven for 8 hours to dry out completely. I actually made them in the evening, then left them overnight.

Once they dried out I just sealed them in containers! Of course I had to try one or three right away. Oh my goodness, they were crisp and so flavorful. I was in love with everything from the pretty pink color to the way the strawberry and balsamic played together. They were perfect for giving some beautiful Valentine’s Day roses that won’t wilt within a couple of days. Hope you all enjoy these romantic treats! xoxo

Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses
Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses
Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses
Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses

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5 from 3 votes
Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses
Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
9 hrs 30 mins
 

These are gorgeous, delicious and elegant strawberry balsamic meringue roses that are so perfect for gifting on Valentine's Day to someone you love!

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cookies, Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 59 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 4 whole egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry gelatin powder
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 F and line two sheet trays with silicone mats. Crack the egg whites into a clean, bone dry bowl and use a hand mixer to whip them up into a foam for just 30 seconds. Add in the corn starch, gelatin powder and balsamic vinegar and whip it all together until the mixture starts to form soft peaks. Finally, pour in the sugar and continue to whip the meringue together until it forms stiff peaks. Transfer the meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a wide star tip.
  2. Pipe the first rose right onto the sheet tray by starting in the center first and then continuing around it in a circle until you have a rose shape. Pipe about 15 onto each tray, depending on how big you make them. Bake the cookies for an hour and a half to basically dry the meringues on a low temperature. Turn off the heat and leave them in the oven for 8 hours to completely dry. Then transfer them into sealable containers or zip top bags until you want to give them out or serve them!
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 59
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 14.3g5%
Sugar 13.5g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 thoughts on “Strawberry Balsamic Meringue Roses”

  1. How wild are these and cute!
    I’ve never worked with a meringue before.
    I guess there’s always a first time for everything. I plan on trying them soon.
    Thanks Leigh!

  2. WOWOW! These sound delicious and they’re gorgeous! I love meringue and the crisp/lightness of it all. The strawberry and balsamic sounds like such a sweet little treat! Yum!

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