Fruit-Filled Chocolate Chip Meringue Nests

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time: 5 min
Yields: 10 servings

Description

Delicate, light meringue nests overflowing with fresh fruit and drizzled with warm chocolate sauce -- how could anyone resist?

Ingredients

  • MERINGUES
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • CHOCOLATE SAUCE
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 cups fresh fruit or berries (whole blackberries, blueberries or raspberries, sliced kiwi, peaches or strawberries)

Directions

FOR MERINGUES:
PREHEAT
oven to 300º F. Lightly grease baking sheets.

BEAT egg whites, salt and cream of tartar in large mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar; beat until sugar is dissolved. Gently fold in morsels. Spread meringue into ten 3-inch nests with deep wells about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 35 to 45 minutes or until meringues are dry and crisp. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
HEAT
evaporated milk to boiling in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Stir in morsels. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, vanilla extract and salt.

DRIZZLE meringues with Chocolate Sauce and fill with fruit (whole blackberries, blueberries or raspberries, sliced kiwi, peaches or strawberries); serve immediately.

Fruit Filled Chocholate Chip Meringue Nests

by L. L , FRISCO, TX on May. 2007

These were so easy to make and they are light and very yummy! I need to make more on my next batch! They go too fast

Fruit-Filled Chocolate Chip Meringue Nests

by B. Betty , STOCKTON, CA on Apr. 2007

I made these for Easter. They were wonderful and very easy to make. Next time I make them I'll make a larger batch....they were gone in a flash. Thank you Nestle for the many delicious recipes you provide for all of us Very Best Bakers.

Fruit-Filled Chocolate Chip Meringue Nests

by A. ANGELINA , AKRON, OH on Apr. 2007

I ended up making a double batch of these, as the first batch I made with ALL SPLENDA, not a good result. So in the next batch I used SPLENDA for baking, with much better results. I need to watch how much "sugar" is in all my baking, but some times, a litttle sugar makes all the difference. That aside, these meringue nests are very good, and I will be making them again.

Fruit-Filled Chocolate Chip Meringue Nests

by C. Carol , KAILUA, HI on Mar. 2007

These are perfect for Easter Sunday desserts! Nice change from the traditional coconut nests with jelly beans. Great for gluten-free diets too!

out of this world dessert

by c. carla , BELLE FOURCHE, SD on Mar. 2007

I just think this recipe is out of this world. I just love how this is a meringue and the chocolate sauce is so very rich and makes this so very good. and the fruit is so very good with is.

Great treat

by c. chris , PROSPECT PARK, PA on Mar. 2007

This was easy to make, plus everyone enjoyed it!

Good practice run

by E. Evonne , FRASER, MI on Mar. 2007

I did a practice run making the merinque nests, and they were a big hit. I will be making them for Easter.

Chocolate Chip Meringue Nests

by M. Michele , GLEN ALLEN, VA on Mar. 2007

What an awesome dessert! Easy and delicious!

Fruit-Filled Chocolate Chip Meringue Nests

by J. John , CLEVELAND, TX on Mar. 2007

This is one of the best meringue recipes that I have tried. My family enjoyed this one so much that I am thinking of sending it to every one that I know.

CHOCOLATE HEAVEN......

by C. CHAR , ROCHESTER, NY on Mar. 2007

EASY AND DELICIOUS........LIGHT AND FLUFFY AND WE LOVED THE ADDITION OF THE FRUIT! AFTER A HEAVY MEAL IT WAS PERFECT!