Recipe of the Week

Recipe of the Week + 4th of July Recap

For a 4th of July party
at a home where Andrew gardens we made Cherry Berries on A Cloud--4th of July style, of course.


It's a dessert you definitely have to prepare for--it has to sit overnight.

Prep: 20 min.
Chilling: 12 hours
Bake: 1 hour + cooling


  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • (We added blueberries to make the flag)

Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form (do not under beat). Spread evenly in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 275° for 1 hour; turn off oven (do not open door). Let cool in oven overnight or at least 12 hours.

In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth; gently fold in whipped cream and marshmallows. Spread over meringue. Chill for 4 hours. Cut into 16 pieces. Combine topping ingredients; spoon 1/4 cup over each serving.

Yield: 16 servings.


Bake it up and enjoy!! It's amazing!



  1. Kim - - wedding dates?? We are Andrew's aunt & uncle (Kris & Bill), and we might make the trip to Florida if we knew the dates to plan for.

  2. Hey, sorry it's on the post below. January 16, 2010.