Eton Mess Meringue Fruit Dessert

Eton Mess is an unusual name for a delicious dessert, filled with meringue, whipped cream and chopped fruit.  

Eton Mess is an unusual name--for a delicious dessert, filled with meringue, whipped cream and chopped fruit.

Eton Mess

I first saw a recipe for Eton Mess last summer on Of Muses and Meringues and I was excited. There isn’t much I like more than meringue, fruit and whipped cream!  

Apricots and blueberries

Apricots and blueberries!

When busy Labor Day weekend came around–and I had a houseful of guests, the time was right. 

Traditionally made with strawberries, I used apricots and blueberries that I found at the local fruit stand.  The flavors, and even the colors, were perfect to mark the transition to fall.  And since I wanted to spent as much time visiting as possible, I went with the easiest version I could find! 

Meringue

Meringue

I did decide to make my own meringue, since I had leftover frozen egg whites (this recipe), but feel free to use bakery meringues or even meringue cookies. The rest of the instructions are super-easy; just whip some cream, mix and serve!  

Mix and serve

Mix and serve!

The dish was a hit–and I never feel guilty serving a dessert that is full of fruit! Consider garnishing with more fresh fruit, or mint leaves–if you can wait!  

Eton Mess is an unusual name--for a delicious dessert, filled with meringue, whipped cream and chopped fruit.

Eton Mess, closeup

If you are curious about the dessert’s name, Wikipedia tells us that the “Eton” part is “believed to originate from Eton College” where it has been served for over a century at an annual cricket match. “Mess” refers either to the informal, mixed-up, look of the dish—or is a reference to quantity (“that’s a mess of …”).  

Eton Mess is an unusual name--for a delicious dessert, filled with meringue, whipped cream and chopped fruit.

Eton Mess on tray  

Happy Labor Day! 

Eton Mess is an unusual name for a delicious dessert, filled with meringue, whipped cream and chopped fruit.

Eton Mess Served

Eton Mess (Apricot & Blueberry Version)
Serves 5
Eton Mess is an unusual name for a delicious dessert, filled with meringue, whipped cream and chopped fruit.
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
408 calories
18 g
62 g
17 g
44 g
10 g
186 g
650 g
14 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
186g
Servings
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408
Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 10g
52%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 62mg
21%
Sodium 650mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 14g
Protein 44g
Vitamin A
35%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
8%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces heavy cream
  2. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  3. 2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  4. 8-10 ounces of meringues, crumbled
  5. ½ pint blueberries (see note)
  6. 8 apricots, seeds removed and chopped.
Instructions
  1. Whip the heavy cream and vanilla until soft peaks form. Add sugar and beat until incorporated and fully whipped.
  2. Add crumbled meringue, berries and chopped apricots to the whipped cream and fold together.
  3. Serve in dessert cups, garnished with fresh fruit or mint leaves, if desired
Notes
  1. Feel free to substitute any soft fruit of your choosing!
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fat
17g
protein
44g
carbs
18g
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2 thoughts on “Eton Mess Meringue Fruit Dessert

  1. grace

    while i have heard of this and have seen it on various blogs, i’ve never tasted it or tried to make it myself. i love your version! apricots are lovely. 🙂

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