Healthy Vision Recipe: Luscious Grapefruit Meringue

Changing your diet to eat for good health might not always sound appealing, but the food can still be just as yummy! Our recipe of the week, from EyeCare America, a public service program of The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is a delicious and healthy choice for your vision.

Luscious Grapefruit Meringue
Serves: 4


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup confectionary sugar
  • 2 large pink grapefruits, halved, sections pre-cut for easier eating

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites with the vanilla cream of tartar and the salt until foamy.
  3. Gradually add the confectionary sugar and continue beating until the mixture is shiny and forms stiff peaks.
  4. Cover the surface of the each grapefruit half completely with generous gobs of meringue and bake for 15 or 20 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Serve immediately.

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