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Meringues with homemade fresh fruit jam/sauce

2 days ago I really wanted to eat something sweet for dessert  but I didn’t want the usual slice of cake, I wanted something different, that required few ingredients and produced a different texture and I came out with this idea of making small meringues (crunchy outside and soft inside) and on the top I decided to put my own jam/ fruit sauce that I usually put on the cupcakes as well. My husband and I loved it and I wanted to share the recipe with you.

To make this recipe you will need:

3 eggs white

A pinch of salt ( helps the egg white stand up in high peaks)

1 cup of sugar or 115 gr of granulated sugar

For the fresh fruit homemade jam/sauce you will need:

1 cup of fresh strawberries

1 cup of fresh  blueberries

1 1/2-2 tablespoons of sugar (it depends how sweet you want the jam to be)

1 half lemon

1/2 glass of water

To make the meringues:

Preheat the oven to the lowest heat possible 90C/110 F/gas mark 1/4.  In a bowl  (please make sure it is grease free  and not plastic as it avoids your meringues going fluffy), put the egg whites on a bowl add a pinch of salt and start beating them with an electric or normal whisk  (make sure there is no water left in the whisk because otherwise the whites won’t go fluffy) until they are light in texture and stand up in peaks.

Now it is the moment to add the sugar carefully and slowly while beating the eggs until you have a shiny and glossy mixture. Please make sure not to over-mix the mixture otherwise it will dissemble later.  When you see the mixture is ready and is “yummy” use a dessertspoonful or a piping bag  to put the mixture on a baking tray (with a baking paper so that the meringue doesn’t stick) and flatten it to make an oval shape or whatever shape you like them to be.

Put the meringues in the oven. Basically all we what is just for them to dry  (not cook them) let them in the oven for about 1 hour and 30- 45 minutes it really depends upon the oven. Please check  them only after  45 minutes they are in the oven. When you see they are crunchy in the outside and you can easily take them out of the tray then they are ready. When they are ready leave them to cool in the oven for about 2 hours but leave the oven (with heat off and open).

Making you own homemade fresh fruit jam/sauce

 

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To make the jam/sauce it is very easy, all you have to do is put on a sauce pan the fresh strawberries or blueberries (whatever fruit you like) add the sugar, lemon juice and turn the heat on medium/low and heat until the sugar is transparent then add 1/2 glass of water and let them cook making sure to mix once in  a while until you have the right consistency. I did  this operation for the strawberries and blueberries and ended up having two yummy fresh homemade jam/sauces. Really proud of myself! 🙂

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All you have to do now is enjoy the meringues with or without jam, or you can even make meringue sandwiches with jam or cream in between!  

Please let me know if you like experimenting in  baking!

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41 comments

  1. My 9-year old just placed 3rd against 5 other middle schools in a 4H competition yesterday for her fresh Strawberry Pavlova. She did a great job, and really enjoyed it. Shed not a fan of regular batter cakes, but loves strawberry shortcake, I guess is why she and her partner chose this recipe. If a 9-year old can do it, anyone can!

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    1. Wow, well done to your daughter, I am really impressed! I can see she has really good taste and talent in baking!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  2. Richie · · Reply

    Delicious

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    1. Thank you very very much 🙂

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  3. Wow! Love this! 😊

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    1. Thank you very much,
      you are always really kind 🙂

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      1. Not kind…just the truth! 😊 Going to try it sometime, it looks amazing! I’m going to be dreaming of it now as I put my head down for the night. 😴

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      2. That is so sweet, I am happy you like it. I think you are going to have some sweet dreams tonight! Lol, 🙂

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  4. Also good with ice cream on top. Not that I’ve thrown those together at 2am or anything…. lol

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    1. Lol, the icecream could be a nice idea! 🙂

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  5. I have never yet managed to bake meringue, looks yummy will try

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    1. Thank you, please do, I am sure you will like it! 🙂

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  6. What pretty little desserts you’ve made! And perfect for spring. 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much Patty for the nice words. I am happy you like them!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  7. Reblogged this on Ramblings of Holly May and commented:
    Mmmm. I might try this at the weekend! 🙂

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  8. That looks so good!

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    1. Thank you very much 🙂

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  9. omgitstaylor · · Reply

    These look gorgeous! Yum!

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    1. Thank you very very much 🙂

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  10. Beautiful! I’ll definitely try this out. Isn’t it too sweet or just right? 🙂

    Jen

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    1. Thank you Jen, the beauty of this dessert is that you can control the sweetness of the meringue, or you can put less sugar when making the jam/fruit sauce.
      🙂

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      1. That’s great! I’m not into sweets that much but I like the fruity taste of the jam. Thank you, Alice 🙂

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      2. You are welcome!
        🙂

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  11. Looks yum!!!

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    1. Thank you idbora, I really enjoyed them! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

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  12. […] a small shop in London, 3 weeks ago. If you read carefully the label  states: Organic Blackberry Jam- Organic Ingredients- (Blackberries, Sugar, Sicilian Lemon Juice) and it wasn’t even expensive (around […]

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  13. Looks so delicious… too bad I don’t have oven yet.. only have a microwave T_____T

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    1. Lol,
      Thank you for the nice words, Hope you will try the recipe when you get the oven 🙂

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  14. I have never tried these but they look delicious and simply lovely!

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    1. Thank you, please do give them a go, I am sure you will like them as much as I do. You will need only few ingredients! 🙂

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  15. Those look delicious!! And perfect for a tea party!

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    1. Thank very much for the nice words, I really appreciate and thank you for visiting and liking my posts! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  16. Yum! Mouthwatering! I wish I could eat it right now!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words. Please give it a go, it is very easy to make and I am sure you will like it! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  17. Beautiful food and photos!

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice words! I am really happy you like it! 🙂

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  18. Reblogged this on Sass and the City and commented:
    LOVE this delicious recipe from A Life Moment.

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  19. These look beautiful! can’t wait to try them!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, please do try them I am sure you will like them as much as I do! Please let me know how it goes! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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