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Dessert of the Week: Strawberry Meringue Fool

May 06, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Rhea’s Rundown

This dessert is so light and delicious; it’s the perfect way to end Mother’s Day brunch. A classic combination of fluffy, homemade whipped cream and lightly sugared strawberries is a 15-minute treat everyone will love. The recipe calls for meringue cookies, but I used vanilla shortbread cookies (from Whole Foods) instead, for more of a strawberry shortcake type confection.

Ingredients – Makes
  • 2 cups strawberries, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 10 small meringue cookies, roughly crushed


1. Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whip the cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold two-thirds of the crushed meringues and half of the strawberries into the cream. Spoon the mixture into four cups. Top each cup with the remaining strawberries and meringues and serve immediately

Karnaslewlcz, Sarah. “Strawberry Meringue Fool.” 28 April 2015. Web. April 2015.

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