Mango Eaton Mess

Mango Eaton Mess‘ first appeared on the Aussie Mangoes website. 

Mango gives an Australian twist to a classic dessert in this Mango Eaton Mess recipe.  Add fresh raspberries and mint leaves to draw in a little Christmas colour over the festive season. No time? Pick up some pre-made meringues at your local supermarket for a quick and easy, no-cook alternative!

Serves 4

Ingredients

For the meringues

100g egg white (about 3 eggs)

100g caster sugar

100g pure icing sugar, sieved

15g cornflour

For the topping

2 ½ cups pouring cream

100g caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 whole mangoes

1 pomegranate

2 passionfruit

Recipe courtesy of Aussie Mangoes and Horticulture Innovation Australia.

Method

For the meringues

Preheat oven to 120°C.

Whisk eggwhite and a pinch of salt in an electric mixer until firm peaks form (3-4 minutes).

With motor running, gradually add caster sugar and whisk until thick and glossy (2-3 minutes).

Sieve icing sugar and cornflour over, fold to combine, then spoon 8cm-diameter mounds onto oven trays lined with baking paper.

Bake until meringues lift easily from trays and are crisp but not coloured (45-50 minutes), then turn off oven and cool completely in oven.

For the topping

Using an electric mixer and a clean bowl, whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla essence until it becomes stiff peaks (3-5 minutes). Chill until required.

Prepare mangoes by slicing off each cheek and cutting a lattice pattern in the flesh of each cheek, without cutting through the skin. Use a spoon to scoop out small bite size pieces.

Cut the pomegranate in half and remove the seeds.

Cut the passionfruit in half.

Break the meringue into bite size pieces.

Take 4 clean glasses and begin to layer all the ingredients starting with the meringue and cream then layering with the mango, pomegranate and passionfruit. Continue to build until the glass is filled and garnish with mango, pomegranate and passionfruit.

Serve chilled

Notes

  • Substitute supermarket-bought pre-made meringue nests or mini meringues for a fast and easy alternative
  • Add layers of raspberry and top with mint leaves to add some Christmas colour for the festive season.