Festive Raspberry Meringue Trifle

Recipe developed by Chef Leslie Cairns

Festive Raspberry Meringue Trifle

The perfect dessert to serve friends on a hot summer day.
Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 2 hours

Ingredients

Meringues

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes

Raspberry Mousse

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons No Sugar Added raspberry Jell-o powder
  • 1 1/2 cup Cool Whip
  • 1 package fresh raspberries

Directions

1.  To make the meringues, preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie tray with parchment paper.

2.  In a stand mixer or a mixing bowl, whip egg whites until they become frothy.  Slowly add the sugar and continue to whip until the egg whites are shiny and stiff.  Fold in vanilla extract and crushed candy canes.

3.  Spread meringue on lined cookie tray and place in preheated oven.  Turn off the oven and leave meringue for 2 hours.  Do not open the oven door.  Once the meringue has dried, crumble the meringue into bite sized pieces.

4.  To make the mousse, place the frozen raspberries and water in a small sauce pan.  Heat until raspberries thaw and soften.  Transfer raspberry mixture to a mixing bowl.  Add jello powder and stir.  Once the raspberry mixture is completely cool, fold in Cool Whip.

5.  To assemble the festive trifles, layer the raspberry mousse, crumbled meringue, and fresh berries in individual wine glasses or a larger trifle bowl.  Repeat layers.  Chill for a few hours before serving.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories: 206 g

Protein: 2 g

Carbohydrates: 38 g

Fibre: 3 g

Total Fat: 4 g

Sodium: 33 mg

Phosphorus: 30 mg

Potassium: 93 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 6

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

Renal exchange: 1 Fruit
Diabetic exchange: 2 Carb choices

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