Grapefruit Meringue Nests With Mixed Berries

"This recipe is in my newest Good Housekeeping magazine and looks so pretty. I've recently tried several meringue recipes (Pavlova) and really enjoy making them, I love the taste and the impressive presentation. So with summer berries to soon be in season I really want to save this one to try. Bet the grapefruit will add a unique taste. Prep times does not include drying time for the nests"
 
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Ready In:
2hrs 25mins
Ingredients:
9
Yields:
8 Nests
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • PREPARE MERINGUE NESTS:

  • Preheat oven to 200°F.
  • Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In large bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks from.
  • Sprinkle in sugar 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until sugar dissovles and meringue stands in stiff, glossy peaks when beaters are lifted.
  • With large rubber spatula, gently fold grapefruit peel into meringue until well combined.
  • Divide mixture into 8 even mounds (heaping 1/4 cup measuring cup) on prepared sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  • Pressing back of spoon into center of each meringue, form mounds into 3 inch round nests.
  • Bake 2 hours or until firm.
  • Turn off oven; leave meringues in oven 1 hour or overnight to dry.
  • When dry, carefully remove from parchment.
  • Meringues can be stored in tightly sealed container at room temp up to 2 weeks.
  • PREPARE BERRIES:.
  • In large bowl, combine blueberries, raspberries, and half of strawberries.
  • In 12 inch skillet, combine sugar and grapefruit juice.
  • Heat to boiling on medium, stirring occasionally.
  • Boil 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture is clear pink.
  • Add the first half of strawberries and cook 1-3 minutes or until berries release their juices and have softened slightly.
  • Pour mixture over un-cooked berries in large bowl.
  • Stir gently until well combined.
  • Place meringue nexts on serving plates.
  • Divid berries among nests and drizzle grapefruit syrup all around.
  • Serve immediately.

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