Mini Boccone Dolce

Crispy meringue shells filled with dulce de leche then topped with a light whipped cream and fresh berries. These Mini Boccone Dolce desserts are perfect for parties and the Holidays.

Other popular holiday desserts we love are Korzinki cookies, or classic Russian Rugalechs or even the popular layered Spartak Cake.

Mini boccone dolce on a plate topped with whipped cream and fresh berries.

mini boccone dolce desserts-

Crispy and crunchy meringue shells filled with (caramel) dulce de leche and topped with a delicate whipped cream and fresh berries. These mini desserts are so gorgeous when served and loved by all!

Though Boccone Dolce is similar to a Pavlova, they differ by having cream of tarter used as a stabilizer instead of cornstarch.

Mini meringue desserts with whipped cream and fresh berries.

how to make mini boccone dolce meringues-

These mini individual-sized desserts are SO easy to make. Be sure to read the entire post before starting so you know exactly what you are doing.

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (this is a must).
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°F.
  3. Add the egg whites, cream of tartar and pinch of salt to a mixing bowl.
  4. Start beating on low speed, then go to middle and finally high speed.
  5. Once the mixture is glossy, continue beating and slowly add the sugar. Beat until mixture is thick and stiff peaks form.
  6. Pipe meringues onto the prepared baking with a start tip and create wells in the center.
  7. Place the baking sheet to the center of the oven and bake 2 hours.
  8. Turn off heat and stick a wooden spatula in the door. Allow the meringue shells to cool completely before removing them from the oven.
  9. Transfer cooled meringues a container and keep covered with plastic wrap until ready to use.

how to fill meringues-

You can use your favorite topping for the meringues. We used dulce de leche, whipped cream frosting, chocolate and fresh berries.

prepare the whipped cream frosting-

Over high speed, beat the heavy whipping cream with sugar until still peaks form, refrigerate until ready to use.

assemble mini meringue desserts-

  • Melt chocolate and set aside to cool.
  • Spoon about 1 tsp of the dulce de leche into the well of each meringue.
  • Take cooled chocolate, add to ziploc bag and snip the corner of bag. Drizzle chocolate over meringues and dulce de leche.
  • Pipe the whipped cream over dulce de leche and tops of the meringue shells.
  • Top with desired berries and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

Step by step tutorial how to make Boccone Dolce with whipped cream and berries.

TIPS when making meringue Boccone Dolce-

  • Start mixing at low speed, then slowly mix at medium speed, and finally high speed.
  • You can bake the shells up to 3 days in advance.
  • Once the shells are baked and cooled, store in an airtight container, or covered with plastic wrap, or in a gallon ziploc bag.
  • Assemble the desserts no earlier than 2 hours before serving and keep refrigerated once assembled.
  • Don’t open the oven door to check on the meringues. They are doing wonderful, I promise.
  • Pipe the meringue desserts with a star tip or you can just use a spoon to add some mixture to a baking sheet. With a spoon (we like to use the back of a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon), create a well in the center of the meringues.
  • The meringues may be baked up for 3 days in advance. Once baked and cooled, be sure to keep covered.

Meringue shell desserts with whipped cream on a platter topped with fresh berries and chocolate.

Though we used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to top the mini desserts, you can substitute with your favorite berries of choice. The berries complement the crispy meringue desserts and whipped cream so well.

other desserts that are great for the holidays-

Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Mini Boccone Dolce

Gorgeous Mini Boccone Dolce desserts. Crispy meringue shells with a dulce de leche filling and topped with a light whipped cream, chocolate and berries. These individual-sized desserts are perfect for the Holidays.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boccone dolce
Servings: 25 mini desserts
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

meringue cookies-

  • 4 egg whites, room temp
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • tsp cream of tartar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chip morsels, melted and cooled

whipped cream-

filling-

  • 1/2 cup dulce de leche

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat egg whites with cream of tartar and salt on low speed, then turn speed to medium and finally high speed until peaks begin to form.
    Slowly add the sugar and keep mixing until stiff peaks form.
  • Add the mixture into a piping bag with a star tip. Pipe meringue circles that are about an inch tall.
  • With a measuring teaspoon, create a well in the center of each meringue cookie.
  • Bake at 200°F for 2 hours, until the meringues are completely dry and hard to the touch.
  • Place a wooden spoon in the oven door and allow meringues to cool.
  • Melt chocolate and set aside to cool.
  • Add about a teaspoon of dulce de leche in the center of each meringue cookie.
  • Place the cooled chocolate into a ziploc bag and cut the tip of corner, drizzle over the meringues.
  • Beat the heavy whipping cream and sugar on high heat until doubled in size.
  • Add the whipped cream into a piping bag with desired tip and pipe whipped cream over dulce de leche and meringues.
  • Top with desired berries.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Boccone Dolce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 312IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 6 Comments
  • wilhelmina 12/30/2019, 8:09 am Link Reply

    I am totally obsessed with these minis! I love the light airy texture of the shell and they are just so elegant.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/30/2019, 10:37 am Link Reply

      Thanks so much for the feedback. I’m so glad you enjoyed the mini desserts. 🙂

  • Allori 12/29/2019, 8:37 pm Link Reply

    These are amazing! Such a nice change of pace after all the pies I’ve made for the holidays.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/29/2019, 9:06 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Allori. I’m so glad you enjoyed the Mini Boccone Dolce Desserts. 🙂

  • Jen 12/28/2019, 10:09 pm Link Reply

    I was really intimidated to try this but so glad I did. They turned out amazing! Thanks for all of your tips and tricks.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/29/2019, 5:00 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Jen. So glad you enjoyed the mini desserts.

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