Fresh Berries in Meringue Nests

  • Preparation 30 MIN
    Cooking 2 H
    Cooling 2 H
  • Servings 6
These crisp nests of meringue, filled with swirls of double cream and fresh berries, will have your guests chirping with delight.


Meringue Nests

Berry Topping


Meringue Nests

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 200°F (100°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the vinegar. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until frothy. Gradually add the sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in the cornstarch mixture.
  4. With a ¼-cup (60 ml) ice cream scoop, form 6 round meringues and place them on the prepared sheet, spacing them evenly. With the back of a spoon, make a shallow well in the centre of each meringue.
  5. Bake for about 2 hours or until the meringue nests are dry and easily peel off the paper. Turn off the oven, and let them dry for about 2 hours, leaving the oven door slightly ajar, using a wooden spoon. Let cool on the baking sheets.

Berry Topping

  1. When ready to serve, combine the berries with the sugar in a bowl.
  2. Spoon the double cream into the centre of each meringue nest. Top with the berries.


Double cream has a fat content of 48% and can be found in certain grocery stores or gourmet markets. If unavailable, you may replace the double cream with whipped cream or Greek yogurt.

Healthy Pick

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Nutrition Facts

Per serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 200  
Total Fat 10 g  
Saturated Fat 6 g  
Sodium (salt) 28 mg  
Carbohydrates 24 g  
Fibre 1 g  
Protein 2 g