Raspberry and Meringue Layer Dessert

A family favourite shared by YOURLifeChoices member Frank.

Raspberry and Meringue Layer Dessert

Frank has sent us his recipe for Raspberry and Meringue Layer Dessert.  It’s a family favourite which not only looks great on the table, it tastes even better.


  • Meringue
  • 3 egg whites
  • 130g caster sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Cream layer

  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 250g raspberries
  • 35g shredded coconut

Turn on oven to 120°C
On a sheet of baking paper, draw three rectangles, approximately 22 cms x 8 cms, a few centimetres apart as these will be the outlines of the meringues.
Place the paper, pencil side down onto a very lightly greased tray (this is to stop it moving about when you put the meringue on it).
To make the meringue, beat egg whites and sugar, a tablespoon at a time until peaks start to form. When all dissolved, add cornflour and vinegar. Beat until stiff peaks form.
Divide meringue evenly between the three rectangles and bake for approximately one hour. Turn off oven, and leave the door open for another hour.
Remove meringues from paper by cutting the paper into three segments with the meringues on top, turn face down onto a clean tea towel, gently peel the paper off, keeping it flat and close to the rest of the paper as you peel it.
Beat cream, icing sugar and lime zest until thick and spreadable.
Place one meringue face up onto a plate and spread with cream. Place raspberries all over this and repeat with next layer.
Place last meringue on top, and spread cream lightly and sprinkle grated coconut all over. Serve and enjoy.
You can use any mixture of berries for the filling, strawberries, blueberries, and even include slices of kiwifruit.


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    18th Aug 2013
    Peter was 4 & would not eat vegetables of any kind.
    He was a meat & potato's man, only.
    So I gave him just a tiny serving of carrots & peas & placed 10 smarties on the table.
    "if you eat your vegetables the smarties are yours." I said.
    The other 3 kids had, had their dinner & were watching TV in the front room.
    I went to see that they were okay & returned - 3 minutes.
    The vegetables were gone & I was so proud of Peter that I lavished him with praise & kissed him on the head.

    2 day's later his mother found the vegetables rotting in the kitchen draw.
    To this day I do not know how managed to dump the vegetables in the draw in 3 minutes.
    But, after all, for Peter it was a life & death matter.
    This was war.... !
    Peter loved pasta.
    So I cooked 2 diced carrots, 5 cloves of garlic, in a tiny bit of water with 2 chicken stock cubes, added 300 mls of sour cream & pureed the lot - Carbonara Sauce & mixed in his favorite pasta.
    Peter ate it all up with gusto.
    When he asked why it was an ORANGE COLOUR I said it was food colouring.

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