This super easy recipe for raspberry mess is a fun and festive dessert that is anything but a mess when it comes to being delicious!
Mmmm, berry season. Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries. I love them all. And now that I am down here in North Carolina, I am a hop, skip and a jump away from the amazing Raleigh Farmer’s Market.
And you won’t be surprised that the moment I dropped my suitcase inside the door, that was the first place I wanted to visit, and sure enough, the place was awash in gorgeous, fresh summer produce. Squash, tomatoes, green beans, peaches…and more berries than you can imagine.
And while I am A-OK eating fresh berries by the handful all by themselves, every once in a while I decide to fancy them up, and this is where this recipe for Raspberry Mess fits in.
What the heck is raspberry mess?
This sweetheart of a dessert is said to have originated in the 1800s at Eton College in England, and is basically a conglomeration of fresh strawberries, meringue and whipped cream.
I’m sure the original calls for making your own meringue, but when I figured out my version of this I also figured out a shortcut for that part, because when I want my berries and whipped cream and meringue bowl of deliciousness, I want it NOW.
Here’s how you make raspberry mess!
Obviously you CAN make this the traditional way with strawberries, but I like the gentler taste of fresh raspberries, and they are all ready to go from the get-go – no berry stems to deal with. Just rinse them clean.
The other thing you need is a tub of those delicious little meringue cookies – the kind that come in the tub. Crumble them into nice little chunks.
Now whip up some heavy cream with a little sugar, crumble the cookies into chunks and fold the cookie chunks and some of the raspberries into the cream.
Last but not least, puree the rest of the raspberries with a little sugar until they are liquified into a sauce and drizzle that on top with a few extra raspberries for garnish.
SO pretty and so easy to make! And it tastes every bit as good as it looks, I promise.
I have to say, this is MY kind of mess!Print
Updated from a previously published Framed Cooks post!