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Eton Mess

Updated February 23, 2016

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

Prepare ahead:

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

4 servings

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 mins

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe Coursedessert

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturecreamy, fruity, sweet

Type of Dishdessert, fruit

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

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.

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

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.

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