Chocolate-Berry Meringue

Choose your favorite berries for this chocolate and cream dessert.

Chocolate-Berry Meringue
Photo: Kim Cornelison
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Servings:
10

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Chocolate Meringue

  • 1 recipe Raspberry Puree

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 6 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and/or sliced strawberries

  • Bittersweet chocolate curls or shavings

Chocolate Meringue

  • 6 egg whites

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely shredded

  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Raspberry Puree

  • 1 ½ cup fresh raspberries

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

  1. Prepare Meringue and Raspberry Purée. In chilled bowl beat cream, sugar, and vanilla until soft peaks form; spread onto meringue. Top with berries and chocolate. Drizzle raspberry purée onto plates. Serve meringue wedges atop purée. Serves 10.

Chocolate Meringue

  1. Allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a very large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Draw a 10-inch diameter circle on paper, leaving a 1- to 2-inch margin outside the circle; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat egg whites with electric mixer on medium to high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight) and sugar is dissolved. Gently fold in bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, and balsamic vinegar. Spread meringue on circle on prepared baking sheet. Place in oven. Immediately reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheet on rack. Carefully remove meringue from parchment; transfer to a serving platter.

Raspberry Puree

  1. In a blender place fresh raspberries. Cover and blend until puréed; sieve, if desired. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
12g Fat
39g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 186mg 4%
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.