Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert comprised of whipped cream, meringues, and strawberries. As a nod to the Fall season, I have replaced the strawberries with pomegranate seeds. The result, a crunchy spoonful of heaven. I served this in our Sukkah this weekend and every bowl was scraped clean!
It is the easiest thing to prepare, especially if you use store-bought meringues as I did from Trader Joe’s. If not, I have included my
Coffee Meringue recipe here; just skip the espresso powder and you’re good to go.
We actually have a pomegranate tree in our yard and it bore many pomegranates this year! I harvested them and we enjoyed the delectable seeds in salads and yogurt parfaits, and of course, in this incredible dessert.
- 2 cups of pomegranate seeds
- 4 tablespoons of pomegranate juice
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream for whipping
- 1/4 cup of confectioners’ sugar
- 8 (2-inch) of meringues
- Chill a bowl and beaters in the freezer or fridge.
- In a small bowl combine the pomegranate seeds, juice and sugar. Set aside.
- In the chilled bowl, whip the cream with the confectioners’ sugar until stiff peaks form.
- Crumble the meringue cookies onto the whipped cream and gently stir, then fold n the pomegranate mixture and allow plenty of streaks to form!
- Refrigerate until ready to serve, or spoon into glass bowl and serve immediately.