Fruit Bliss

Breaking through a crispy outer crust and into a creamy citrus core is, as the name implies, pure bliss! This meringue dessert is an elegant finishing touch to any dinner gathering.

Prep Time:
25 min
Cook Time:
75 min


Nutrition Facts


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) cream of tartar (or 1tsp/5mL lemon juice)
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) almond extract

Citrus Sauce

  • 1 cup (250 mL) low fat plain yogurt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar
  • Grated rind of one lemon


  • 1 square (28 g) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups (500 mL) fresh berries or chopped fruit



  1. Preheat oven to 250°F (280°C).
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until sugar is dissolved and stiff glossy peaks form. Fold in almond extract. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop mixture from spoon into 6 mounds; shape each into a circle, making sides higher than centre.
  3. Bake in preheated 250°F (120°C) oven until dry and crisp, about for 75 minutes. Turn oven off and cool meringues in oven for 1 hour with door slightly open.

Citrus sauce

  1. Whisk yogurt, egg yolks, sugar and rind in saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and pour into large bowl. Cover and chill until serving time.


  1. Shortly before serving, melt chocolate over low heat or in microwave oven on Low (30% power), stirring frequently.
  2. To assemble, fill meringues with sauce and top with fruit. Drizzle chocolate over meringues.