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Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 25 mins  425/325 degrees F
Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue
Ingredients
  • 1 16  ounce package  frozen strawberries, partially thawed
  • 1/2  cup  strawberry jelly
  • 2  cups  fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 17.3 ounce package  frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet)
  • 1  tablespoon  cornstarch
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cream of tartar
  • 6  egg whites
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 8  fresh whole strawberries
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Blend or process frozen strawberries and jelly until smooth. Stir in sliced berries; cover and refrigerate.

2. Roll pastry to 12 x 10 inches; cut in eight rectangles. Place pastry rectangles 1 inch apart on large baking sheet; pierce with fork tines. Cover with second baking sheet. Bake 6 minutes. Remove top baking sheet; bake 4 minutes more. Remove from oven; let stand on sheet. Reduce oven to 325 degrees F.

3. For meringue, in small saucepan cook and stir 1/2 cup water and the cornstarch over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; cool slightly. In bowl combine sugar and cream of tartar; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat egg whites and vanilla on medium to high until frothy. Gradually beat in sugar mixture until soft peaks form. Add cornstarch mixture; beat to stiff peaks. Spoon on pastry; bake meringue 15 minutes. Serve pastries warm with sauce; top with fresh whole strawberry. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 351,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 58,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 36,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 38,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 36,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 127,
  • Potassium (mg) 176,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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