I was at our local grocery store and saw that passion fruits were in season. This subtropical fruit is native to South America. The passion fruit is round to oval, yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit can be eaten raw, made into juice, cocktails and desserts.
I recently came across this recipe in one of my favourite magazine and it is a nice twist to the more traditional rendition of the Eton Mess. Strawberries are usually the fruit of choice for this dessert . This version is a quick way to enjoy dessert especially with the help of Trader Joe's Vanilla Meringues. Whip, crush , chop, puree and you have dessert :)
Are you inclined to make this but not in the mood to whip up a batch of meringues? What is your favourite quick dessert? Leave a comment and I will pick one lucky person to send a batch of vanilla meringues ( Trader Joe's finest) .
Mango & Passion Fruit Mess - Delicious magazine
2 ripe mangoes
300 ml cream
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbs confectioner's sugar- sifted
6 medium meringues - crushed
4 passion fruits - pulp
Peel and chop one mango and set aside. Peel and puree the other mango in a blender till smooth and set aside.
Whip cream with pure vanilla extract and confectioner's sugar until thick and then add the crushed meringues.
Layer mango puree, crushed meringue and cream mixture and top with chopped mango and passion fruit pulp in a glass. Serve immediately. Serves 4.