Brown Sugar Meringues w/ Strawberries + Cream

Brown Sugar Meringues w/ Strawberries + Cream

I saw this recipe for Brown Sugar Meringues in the new cookbook A Modern Way to Eat (which I looooove BTW!) and was immediately intrigued because they looked like chocolate.... but they're made with brown sugar. Have you ever had a Violet Crumble? These kinda taste like that. They're chewy, crispy and have a hint of burnt caramel to them. I'm obsessed.

I whipped cream....

And tossed strawberries in honey, lime zest and Pimm's and the rest is history. I immediately ate three...and this is coming a person who isn't really a meringue lover. THEY ARE BONKERS. Fluffy, puffy, crunchy, chewy, carmel-like meringues! Did I mention that I put Pimm's in the strawberries?!?!

And we're off!

Let's separate the egg yolks. I like to use my hands. Sorry/not sorry.

We're going to whip the egg whites and put the brown sugar up in.

I put the egg whites in my KitchenAid Mixer....

And then after a little bit in goes the brown sugar!

Fluffy perfection.

We swirl in a little honey. Not too much. We want a few swirls in the meringues!

And we spoon out the meringues on a parchment lined baking sheet.

I love that they don't have to be perfect.

And baked! They look burnt but I assure you they're not!

The brown sugar has caramelized!

Now we're going to cut up strawberries and macerate them in a little Pimm's Liqueur, honey and lime zest.

Honey + Pimm's.

Lime Zest!  Let it sit for 15-30 minutes.

You can do the whipped cream in a jar trick if you'd like! Or beat the whipped cream with a KitchenAid.

I burned a lot of calories here....

We top the whipped cream on the meringues. Add a little bit of lime zest....

Now we add the strawberries....

So pretty!

Ingredients

  • And tossed strawberries in honey, lime zest and Pimm's and the rest is history. I immediately ate three...and this is coming a person who isn't really a meringue lover. THEY ARE BONKERS. Fluffy, puffy, crunchy, chewy, carmel-like meringues! Did I mention that I put Pimm's in the strawberries?!?!
  • With the warm weather season approaching, these would be a perfect addition to a Summer feast. Meringues can be made in advance and the whipped cream and strawberries can be done a half hour before serving.
  • Brown Sugar Meringues with Strawberries & Cream
  • recipe adapted from A Modern Way to Eat
  • for the meringue
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 scant cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
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