Low Fat Recipes: Meringue and Fruit

Low Fat Recipes: Meringue With Strawberries & Rhubarb

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*Serves 5-6. Preparation time 20 minutes. Baking time 40 minutes.*

Level: ***



*For the fruit*

1/2 cup of sugar

1 pound of fresh rhubarb cut into small pieces

2 cups of fresh strawberries cut into quarters

*For the meringue*

1/3 cup of sugar

3 large egg whites (at room temperature)

1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F
  2. Stir the rhubarb and sugar in a bowl
  3. Divide the mixture evenly among 8-ounce ramekins
  4.  Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and cover tightly with foil
  5. Bake until the rhubarb is soft, this should take 25 minutes approx.
  6. Remove from the oven and remove the foil
  7. Carefully tuck strawberries between the chunks of rhubarb (take care as rhubarb can easily break apart)
  8. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl until soft peaks form
  9. Gradually add sugar and continue mixing until the egg whites are glossy and hold peaks
  10. Spoon beaten egg whites over each portion of fruit, Using a  thin spatula to spread the meringue into decorative peaks
  11. Return the ramekins to the oven and bake until the meringue is lightly browned, this should take 10 minutes approx.
  12. Leave them to cool and then tuck in!


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