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24 Meringue Dessert Recipes to Impress Your Guests

24 Meringue Dessert Recipes to Impress Your Guests

Irresistible meringue desserts are a delicate combination of crunchy and gooey sweetness. These 24 spectacular meringue dessert recipes are guaranteed to be the highlight of any gathering!

24 Crunchy, Gooey, Sweet Meringue Desserts to Impress Your Guests // FoodNouveau.com

When we hear the word meringue, our thoughts always seem to go immediately to lemon meringue pie. And who can blame us? Lemon meringue pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts! (And I make an incredibly fabulous one, if I do say so myself—there’s a link to the recipe below!)

But there are so many other ways to enjoy the sweet delights of a meringue, and I’ve got 24 meringue dessert recipes collected here to get you inspired. Who can resist a light, crunchy but chewy pavlova dressed with fresh berries or citrus fruits? Big or little, they’re perfect for spring and summer gatherings.

Meringue is a delectable way to finish off adorable cupcakes or a decadent cheesecake. You can top a lemon loaf or a creamy banana pudding or use meringue as your base for your preferred fruit curd.

Tiny, perfect meringues in an array of flavors can be packaged with a bow to make a sweet homemade gift. Or, use them to top a gorgeous layer cake or add them to the delightfully messy swirl of a colorful Eton mess.

If you want to try something a little more adventurous, make some lemon meringue ice cream, a meringue and chocolate cream sandwich or s’mores baked Alaska. There is no end to the sweet meringue desserts you can create!



1. Lemon and Olive Oil Cake with Toasted Meringue

by Food Nouveau

This tender and aromatic lemon and olive oil cake is the perfect snack, any time of day. The sweet toasted meringue topping turns the loaf into a showstopping dessert!

Lemon and Olive Oil Cake with Toasted Italian Meringue // FoodNouveau.com

2. Key Lime Pie Cake

by Liv for Cake

Classic key lime pie transformed into a delicious Key Lime Pie Cake! This graham cracker cake is topped with light-as-air sweet meringue, tart key lime curd, and a crunchy graham cracker crumble. A spectacular treat for all fans of meringue dessert recipes!

Key Lime Pie Cake by Liv for Cake // FoodNouveau.com

3. Meringue Cake with Roasted Pears

by Zoë Bakes

This gluten-free meringue cake combines a soft cake layer with a pillowy meringue topping and aromatic roasted pears. Who needs frosting when you can have meringue instead?

Meringue Cake with Roasted Pears by Zoë Bakes // FoodNouveau.com

4. Earl Gray Meringue Cake

by Vikalinka

The recipe for this Earl Grey Meringue Cake is something you need to have for a special occasion. Just imagine baking this beauty for someone’s birthday or anniversary!

Earl Gray Meringue Cake by Vikalinka // FoodNouveau.com

5. Passion Fruit Meringue Cheesecake

by Zoë Bakes

What’s better than cheesecake? A meringue-topped cheesecake! This masterpiece of a cake is infused with the tart, aromatic flavor of passion fruits. It’s an irresistible cake that will leave your guests speechless!

Passion Fruit Meringue Cheesecake by Zoë Bakes // FoodNouveau.com

6. No-Bake Strawberry Meringue Cheesecake

by Vikalinka

Any and all festive tables need this strawberry meringue cheesecake! This no-bake meringue dessert recipe is perfect if you are not a baker but love your sweet treats.

No-Bake Strawberry Meringue Cheesecake by Vikalinka // FoodNouveau.com

7. S’Mores Cupcakes

by Boston Girl Bakes

These s’mores cupcakes combine a dark rich chocolate cupcake with a graham cracker bottom and homemade toasted marshmallow meringue frosting! This meringue dessert recipe is guaranteed to disappear from your dessert table in a blink.

S'Mores Cupcakes by Boston Girl Bakes // FoodNouveau.com

8. Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

by Food Nouveau

These lemon meringue cupcakes are a twist on the popular classic, zesty pie. This meringue dessert recipe will brighten any and all parties, from birthdays to showers!

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes // FoodNouveau.com

9. Lemon Meringue Pie

by Food Nouveau

This Lemon Meringue Pie recipe creates a truly memorable dessert: the easy, cookie-like hazelnut crust combined with the zesty filling and creamy meringue will delight all fans of this classic dessert. Helpful tips and how-to video included!

How to Make a Perfect Lemon Meringue Pie: This Lemon Meringue Pie recipe will create a truly memorable dessert: the easy, cookie-like hazelnut crust combined with the zesty filling and creamy Italian meringue will delight all fans of this classic dessert. Helpful tips and how-to video included! // FoodNouveau.com

10. Chocolate Meringue Pie

by Food Nouveau

This fluffy, dreamy Chocolate Meringue Pie will bring you to cloud nine. The sweet meringue contrasts beautifully with the bitter, creamy filling, making each bite an unforgettable delight.

Chocolate Meringue Pie // A recipe by FoodNouveau.com

11. Classic Pavlova

by The Bake School

Learn how to make classic pavlova with this meringue dessert recipe. A pavlova is a one-layer cake made from a meringue that is crispy on the outside and marshmallowy inside, topped with raspberries, lemon curd, and lots of whipped cream.

Classic Pavlova by The Bake School // FoodNouveau.com

12. Mini Citrus Pavlovas

by Simple Bites

These Mini Citrus Pavlovas make the prettiest springtime dessert! You will need to prepare the mini meringue bases for several hours or the night before serving so they have time to dry. Once assembled, the pavlovas are best enjoyed at once—but let me tell you, none of your guests will complain about that!

Mini Citrus Pavlovas by Simple Bites // FoodNouveau.com

13. Strawberry and Rose Eton Mess

by What a Girl Eats

Eton mess is an easy, traditional English dessert with crushed meringues, fresh berries, and whipped cream. This version is infused with the elegant aroma of roses. It’s the perfect meringue dessert recipe to showcase sweet summer strawberries! 

Strawberry and Rose Eton Mess by What a Girl Eats // FoodNouveau.com

14. Cranberry Orange Eton Mess

by Simple Bites

This simple and elegant meringue dessert recipe combines soft whipped cream, crunchy meringues, and juicy fruits. This is a great holiday dessert as is, but you can also substitute your favorite, seasonal fresh fruits to enjoy it year-round!

Cranberry Orange Eton Mess by Simple Bites // FoodNouveau.com

15. Banana Pudding

by What the Fork

This simple homemade Banana Pudding topped with meringue is easy to make and it’s gluten-free! This fuss-free meringue dessert recipe will make the whole family happy.

Banana Pudding by What the Fork // FoodNouveau.com

16. Vegan Meringue Nests with Lemon Passion Fruit Curd

by Addicted to Dates

Delicious vegan meringue nests with vegan lemon passion fruit curd. These egg-free mini pavlovas are made using aquafaba and are perfect served with dairy-free cream.

Vegan Meringue Nests with Lemon Passion Fruit Curd by Addicted to Dates // FoodNouveau.com

17. S’mores Baked Alaska

by Liv for Cake

This S’mores Baked Alaska is a modern-day version of an old classic. This meringue dessert recipe combines a fun retro frozen dessert with your favorite campfire treat!

S’mores Baked Alaska by Liv for Cake // FoodNouveau.com

18. Lemon Meringue Ice Cream

by Baked the Blog

This dreamy lemon meringue ice cream is just as unexpected as it is irresistible! This meringue dessert recipe combines a velvety lemon base, crumbled meringue pieces, and swirls of tart lemon curd.

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream by Baked the Blog // FoodNouveau.com

19. Merveilleux (Meringue and Chocolate Cream Sandwich Pastries)

by Pardon Your French

A Merveilleux is a French dessert that offers a flawless marriage of textures: crispy-melt-in-your-mouth meringues wrapped in fluffy chocolate cream and covered in crunchy chocolate shards.

Merveilleux (Meringue and Chocolate Cream Sandwich Pastries) by Pardon Your French // FoodNouveau.com

20. Crispy Maple Meringues

by Food Nouveau

These cute bite-sized maple meringues are super crisp, but instantly melt in the mouth and release their delightful aroma. This meringue dessert recipe makes for an utterly irresistible edible gift!

Crispy Maple Mini-Meringues // FoodNouveau.com

21. Meringue Cookies

by BellyFull

These lovely little meringue cookies are light and airy, crisp, delicate, and perfectly sweet, plus naturally gluten-free and low-calorie. They’re so easy to make, delicious with a cup of coffee, and look beautiful on a cookie tray if entertaining. Follow these simple steps and read the tips for flawless meringue cookies every time!

Meringue Cookies by BellyFull // FoodNouveau.com

22. Chocolate and Pistachio Meringue Cookies

by Frugal Mom Eh

If you are looking for a real show-stopper meringue dessert recipe then these Chocolate & Pistachio Meringue Cookies are just what you are looking for. These melt-in-your-mouth treats are dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with pistachio bits.

Chocolate and Pistachio Meringue Cookies by Frugal Mom Eh // FoodNouveau.com

23. Small-Batch Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies

by Simple Bites

A small-batch meringue dessert recipe, these Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies are festive and fun. Watch them disappear from your dessert table!

Small-Batch Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies by Simple Bites // FoodNouveau.com

24. Italian Hazelnut-Chocolate Meringue Cookies

by Familystyle Food

These irresistibly crunchy chocolate meringue sandwich cookies combine a crisp cocoa-flavored cookie with a delightful chocolate hazelnut spread. Bet you can’t eat just one!

Italian Hazelnut-Chocolate Meringue Cookies by Familystyle Food // FoodNouveau.com

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