Meringue Bones #SundaySupper

A few broken meringue bones served over a coagulated pool of raspberry blood make for a ghoulish Halloween dessert.

Meringue Bones |Perfect Halloween Treat

Creepy Meringue Bones Over a Puddle of Blood

We are pretty low key about Halloween around here. Two pumpkins flank our front door, carved with the logos of our favorite NFL teams, and I stock up on full sized candy bars. That’s about it.  This year, I felt a bit more festive and baked two special desserts. First up was a cookie cake decorated with an icing spider web. Then I  piped meringue bones and baked them low and slow for a more adult treat.  I served these crispy sweets over a puddle of blood…errr, raspberry sauce. These would be perfect for any Halloween gathering…with or without the gory condiment.


Meringue Bones |Perfect Halloween Treat

A Bona Fide Hit (or should that be bone-a fide?)

I know when a recipe is a hit.  It starts with a boatload of praise from the family. Silence means indifference or a really bad recipe. But the ultimate compliment comes when the hubby goes to work, chats up the recipe and comes home asking when it will be on the blog. That’s the case with these bones. He went nuts for the raspberry sauce, too. Though the sauce is barely a recipe, it helped turn a simple meringue cookie into a dessert worth bragging about. Plus, I think it’s a pretty cool Halloween treat.

Meringue Bones |Perfect Halloween Treat

Wine Pairings for Every Dish Imaginable

If you’re hosting a Halloween Party for your friends, you’ll want to pair some wines with your meal or appetizers. Gallo Family Vineyards Merlot is a terrific option for “a wide range of foods including pork roast, pasta with rich tomato sauce, poultry, as well as grilled meats and vegetables.” It is smooth and rich with cherry, plum and oak undertones and would be lovely with many autumnal entrees. If you prefer a sweeter wine, Gallo’s Red Moscato is medium bodied like their Merlot, and is delicious with light cheeses, spicy cuisine or desserts. Served chilled, it would be perfect with my meringue bones. Please visit Gallo’s website for professional advice with wine pairings for your Halloween menu.

Meringue Bones #SundaySupper
 
Ingredients
For meringues:
  • 2 egg whites
  • ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup sugar
For raspberry sauce:
  • 1 12 ounce bag frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed in 1 tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until very frothy. Increase speed to high and gradually add sugar, one tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fill zip-top bag with meringue, seal and cut one corner off making about a half inch opening. Or fill piping bag fit with a plain round tip.
  4. On prepared baking sheets, pipe meringue into 3-inch strips. Next pipe two rounds on each end to resemble bones.
  5. Bake at 225° for an hour, then turn off oven leave meringues in oven for another ½ hour without opening the door. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
  6. To make raspberry sauce, heat 2 cups of the frozen raspberries in saucepan with lemon juice and sugar. When bubbling, add in cornstarch mixture and bring to boil. Cook for a minute, then remove from heat to cool. Press sauce through a wire mesh strainer to remove seeds. Store in refrigerator.
  7. To serve, pour some raspberry sauce in the middle of a dessert plate. Top with one or two bones.
Yield: 8-12 meringues
Total time: 1½ hours baking time plus cooling time
Inspired by Martha Stewart and Taste of Home

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Comments

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Your meringue bones are fa-BOO-liss Liz! Too fun, glad everyone liked them and I’d love to see the pumpkins:@)

  2. When I was in France, I ate 1.2 million meringues. It was very frustrating for my fellow travellers, who felt I should be dedicating more belly space to pastry, but I persevered. Viva la meringue!

  3. Your meringue bones are awesome! Love that you have served them over bowls of “blood” raspberry sauce. SO creative.

  4. I love these! So adorable! And meringues are my favorite, so crisp and sweet.

  5. Just give me a straw for THAT blood!

  6. Your meringue bones came out so perfect! And what a great way to serve them. BTW, it’s similar with my husband. I know I’ve hit a home run when Myles says “you’ve got to put this on the blog!!!!”.

  7. Those bones are so cute! We’re pretty low key around our house too. There’s not a whole lot of kids in our neighborhood to make a fuss for, and my kids are long grown and gone.

  8. claudia lamascolo says:

    now this is really creative along with of course yummy.. I just love this group of Halloween foods this one if fantastic Liz!

  9. Liz these are just too flippin’ cute! I love the idea. I don’t know if I could make them as cute as yours, but I have got to give this a try!

  10. Haha, how fun! This is such a great idea. Oh, by the way, I bet everyone wants to trick or treat at your house with full size candy bars!! I bet they even go home and don another costume so they can come back around to your house (I would).

  11. Liz, these bones are adorable. This is such a creative recipe.

  12. Those bones are soooo cool! I love them. A great way to reshape the classic meringue!

  13. Wow! that is unbelievably cool!

  14. Liz, this is a fun and delicious Halloween post. We don’t celebrate Halloween (being Australian), but I do like this idea.

  15. Lizzy,
    Great idea and so creative. The hubby isn’t a fan of Halloween but I bet he would go crazy for this dessert.
    Annamaria

  16. Liz – these are sooooooooooo cute!!
    I like this idea 🙂

  17. These are so inventive and creative!! Beautiful job!!

  18. Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella needs this idea for next year’s Halloween party. Holy cow!! I’m sure it’s wonderful but it’s also a bit creepy which makes it incredibly fun.

  19. You are so clever, Liz. These loo freaking awesome!!!

  20. I love meringue and these bones are perfect for Halloween! What a great idea!

  21. This is my kind of holiday dessert, Liz. It’s not only beautiful, festive, delicious, also very healthy too. Excellent!
    Have a great week ahead!
    Angie

  22. Soooo clever, Liz! And based on the reviews from your family – fantabulously delicious!

  23. :)) I love this, Liz!

  24. I Love this idea! Now if I could only get the “them bones, them bones” song out of my head!

  25. We’re even less low-key on Halloween here. When I was growing up it wasn’t even celebrated. It was wonderful! Even though it’s now ‘a thing’, I don’t have to do much as I live in a street where no trick or treaters visit so I don’t have to go out and buy any lollies. But my little guy does get swept up into the spirit of it all and wants a costume and wants to door knock and I limp along reluctantly behind him. I do love your bones as I adore meringue and I often serve meringues with a raspberry sauce so this is a great one for the Aussies xx

  26. I don’t even have a pumpkin on the front step. Maybe I will make this scary treat…. Need to do something to get in the spirit…

  27. That is so clever! I love it!

  28. You have some awesome meringue skills! Your bones look awesome!

  29. These are super cute! Loving them! The sauce sounds amazing too.

  30. I came soooo close to make this recipe too for Halloween lol but went another route. I wish I had now just for myself, they sound amazing and your pick give me chills!

  31. Ooh I remember making these for my 16th Birthday (horror theme) 😛
    So cool right? And so delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  32. What an amazing and scaring recipe ! Love it 😉

  33. I am so impressed with how crafty you are! Perfectly spooky and I’m sure they are delicious!

  34. I love raspberry anything…and meringue cookies too!!

  35. These bones and sauce are seriously stunning, Liz!!! I doubt I could ever pipe a set of bones that beautiful!!!

  36. These are so very cool and you have done them perfectly!!

  37. Super creative! The Cooking Channel should be knocking on your door real soon.

  38. Oh my gosh these are seriously awesome. Wish I had seen them before Halloween. Pinned for next year (or April Fool’s day!) And I love meringues…so cute!

  39. These are so cool!!!

  40. Such a creative idea! I love it!

  41. I love meringue and this is such a cute idea with the “bloody” wine sauce. The bones would also be fun for a dinosaur or doggy theme party, too. And wine sauce? Anytime!

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