Plum meringue fool

Plum meringue fool

You can turn this into a delicious plum ice cream by freezing it in a plastic box.

By , 21 September 2015
Plum meringue fool
  • Ready in: 90 mins
  • Serves: 6
  • Price: 43p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 143g serving contains
  • Fat med
    18g
    25%
  • Saturates high
    11.3g
    56%
  • Sugars med
    23g
    25%
  • Salt low
    Traceg
    <1%
  • Energy 4672KJ 1116KCAL
    13%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 3267kJ/780kcal.
Ingredients
  • 450g dark skinned plums, halved and stoned
  • 50g sugar
  • 25g redcurrant jelly
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 125g Asda lighter mascarpone
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 meringue nests
Method
  • Put the plums in a saucepan with the sugar, redcurrant and 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook over a low heat for 10 – 15 minutes until really soft, stirring occasionally.

  • Tip into a bowl and leave until completely cold, then chill. Add the mascarpone and mash with a fork to make a rough purée.

  • In another bowl whip the cream until it just holds its shape. Break the meringues into small pieces but don’t crush them.

  • Fold the cream and meringue into the plum mixture. Divide between 4 glasses and chill.