Recipes and Cooking Eton Mess with Strawberries & Whipped Ricotta 5.0 (1) 1 Review Eton mess is a classic English dessert of layered meringue, fruit, and whipped cream. We stepped it up with macerated strawberries and vanilla bean-flecked whipped ricotta. By Marisa McClellan Marisa McClellan Website Marisa McClellan is a food blogger, cookbook author, and canning teacher based in Center City Philadelphia. She is the author of Food in Jars, Preserving by the Pint, Naturally Sweet Food in Jars, and The Food in Jars Kitchen. Over the last 15 years, she has taught many thousands of people to safely can through her books, blog, and classes. Marisa has a BA from Whitman College and a MA from St. Joseph's University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on April 19, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoon orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or Triple Sec) or orange juice 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 1 cup heavy cream ⅔ cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla 1 recipe Meringue Cookies (see recipe), or 12 purchased meringue cookies Directions Quarter large strawberries andhalve smaller berries. Place berries in a large bowl. Add granulated sugar and orange liqueur; stir. Let stand 30 minutes or until berries have released their juices, stirring once or twice. In a large bowl combine ricotta,cream, powdered sugar, and vanillabean paste. Beat with a mixer on low to combine. Gradually increase speed, beating 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is thick and fluffy. Place Meringue Cookies in a resealable plastic bag; seal. Use a rolling pin to lightly crush cookies to a mixture of dust and larger shards (you should have about 1 1/2 cups crushed cookies). Fold 1 cup of the crushed cookies into the whipped ricotta mixture. Spoon ricotta mixture into six 8-oz. glasses or half-pint Mason jars. Top with berries and the remaining crushed cookies. Serve immediately. Makes 6. Carson Downing Meringue Cookies: Place oven rack in center of oven. Draw twelve 3-inch circles on two pieces of parchment. Invert paper on baking sheets. In a medium bowl beat 3 room temperature egg whites, dash salt, and dash cream of tartar with a mixer on medium until soft peaks form. Add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Beat in 1/2 tsp. lemon juice and 1/4 tsp. vanilla. Sift 1 1/4 tsp. cornstarch over mixture; fold in gently. Spread mixture on circles on paper. If you like, swirl in 1 to 2 tsp. pureed strawberries into each. Bake 45 minutes at 250°F (do not open door). Turn off oven; let cookies stand in closed oven 1 hour Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 337 Calories 19g Fat 38g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 337 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 12g 60% Cholesterol 65mg 22% Sodium 65mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 38g 14% Total Sugars 33g Protein 5g Vitamin C 44.7mg 224% Calcium 124mg 10% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 257mg 5% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 21.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg 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.