If you’ve been looking for an easy plate-to-share idea for Easter, you can’t go wrong with these Easter Meringue Nests. This no fail recipe isn’t really a recipe at all, because you just need to assemble the ingredients, and once put together, you can place them on a plate. Whatever eggs are leftover can be placed in the middle of the wreath.
There is nothing healthy about this recipe. So if you’re avoiding sugar, this would be a no go zone for you. But if you embrace all the sugar at Easter time, this recipe is definitely for you. The meringues taste delicious and they really do look sweet on the plate when placed in a circle. I prefer meringue nests over a pavlova because I love the hard, sugary base.
Mini pavlovas are my daughter’s favourite desserts. In fact, Maggie requested this dessert for her Birthday. Instead of opting for fruit as the topping (which is my preferred option) she asked for cream and sprinkles. And you know what, they tasted pretty good!
To add a bit of extra colour to the nests, I also added those left over pink sprinkles from Maggie’s Birthday. The daisies are edible and can be bought in the baking aisle.
I have no doubt that I’ll be making these again on the Easter weekend. After training full time in my new job, I will be looking for an easy recipe like this that I can whip together in no time. Unfortunately, you can’t make these ahead of time as when left in the fridge, the meringues go soft. Also the colour can run from the eggs onto the cream. They are best eaten straight after making.
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- Meringue Nests (pack of 8)
- Dollop Cream
- Candy Coated Easter Eggs
- Edible Daisies
- Spoon cream onto each Meringue Nest.
- Decorate with eggs, flowers and sprinkles.
- Serve immediately.
Do you prefer pavlova or meringue nests? Excited for Easter this year?