3 egg whites
Pinch of cream of tartar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whipping cream
4 cups strawberries (raspberries, peaches or blueberries can also be used)
In a large bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until glossy peaks form. Beat in vanilla.
On foil-lined baking sheet, spread meringue into a 10-inch circle, pushing up
edges to form a slight ridge.
Bake in a 275-degree oven for 1 1/2 hours or until firm to the touch. Turn off
oven and leave meringue in oven to dry. Remove foil, and let cool. Place on
Slice the strawberries. Just before serving, spread whipped cream over meringue
and cover with fruit. Cut into wedges.