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Eton Mess Recipe-1387

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A favorite British dessert, named for the famous school, Eton.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 Mins


  • 12 oz (350g) strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice or orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • 5 oz (130g) store-bought meringue cookies



1. Combine the strawberries, sugar, and orange juice in a bowl, and crush them with a fork.

2. Whip the cream just until stiff peaks form. Coarsely crush the meringues into small bite size pieces'you should have about 2 cups crushed meringues.

3. Stir the crushed meringue into the whipped cream. Add the berries and their juices, and fold together. Spoon into dessert cups and serve immediately.


Prepare ahead:

The berries and whipped cream can be prepared several hours in advance. Assemble just before serving.

© 2008 Dorling Kindersley

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

435kcal (22%)
64mg (6%)
56mg (93%)
307mcg RAE (10%)
102mg (34%)
30mg (1%)
17g (86%)
28g (43%)
0mg (2%)

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