Enjoy the delicious combination of tangy rhubarb, sweet strawberries and fluffy meringue with our rhubarb and strawberry meringue pots. This sumptuous dessert is not only incredibly delicious but also surprisingly low in fat, making it a guilt-free treat for your taste buds. The combination of tangy rhubarb and juicy strawberries creates an explosion of refreshing flavors that are perfectly complemented by the light and fluffy meringue. Treat yourself to this delicious dessert that seamlessly combines indulgence with a healthier option. These meringue pots let you satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising on taste or your wellness goals.
- 450g rhubarb, cut into 4cm pieces
- 100g golden powdered sugar
- grated peel of 1 orange
- 1 tbsp strawberry jam
- 2 eggs, separated
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4/fan 160°C.
- Place the rhubarb in an ovenproof dish.
- Sprinkle 50g sugar and the orange peel over the rhubarb.
- Mix rhubarb, sugar and orange peel.
- Cover the pan and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until tender.
- If desired, cook the rhubarb, sugar, and zest in the microwave at full power for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through, until just tender.
- Remove the rhubarb from the oven and let it cool slightly.
- Stir in the jam(s) and then the egg yolks.
- Divide the rhubarb mixture evenly between four 6-ounce ramekins.
- Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until slightly thickened.
- While the rhubarb is cooking, beat the egg whites until stiff.
- Sprinkle half of the remaining sugar over the egg whites and whisk again.
- Gently fold in the remaining sugar.
- Layer the meringue on top of the rhubarb mixture so that it is completely covered.
- Swirl the top of the meringue for a decorative effect.
- Return the ramekins to the oven for 10 minutes, until the meringue is fluffy and golden brown.
- Serve the rhubarb and strawberry meringue pots immediately.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowl
- cutting board
- baking pan
This recipe may contain the following allergens:
Storage and leftovers
If there are any leftovers from the rhubarb strawberry meringue pots, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Please note, however, that the meringue may lose its crunch over time.
Health Benefits of Rhubarb and Strawberry Meringue Pots
Rhubarb and strawberry meringue pots not only taste delicious but also offer a number of health benefits. This delicious dessert is packed with nutritious ingredients that can support your overall well-being.
Rhubarb: Rich in vitamins and minerals
Rhubarb, one of the main ingredients in this dessert, is an excellent source of important vitamins and minerals. It is particularly rich in vitamin K, which plays a crucial role in maintaining bone health and blood clotting. Additionally, rhubarb contains significant amounts of vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports the immune system and increases collagen production for healthy skin.
Antioxidant properties of strawberries
When you add strawberries to your meringue pots, you benefit from their powerful antioxidant properties. Strawberries are full of vitamin C, which protects the body from harmful free radicals and reduces oxidative stress. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory effects that promote heart health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Low in calories and fat
Treating yourself to dessert doesn’t mean compromising your health goals. Rhubarb and strawberry meringue pots are relatively low in calories and fat compared to many traditional desserts. Using golden powdered sugar instead of refined sugar contributes to a lower glycemic index and can help control blood sugar levels.
Using egg whites in the meringue topping gives the dish an extra protein kick and ensures it stays light and fluffy. Eggs are a complete source of protein, meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids necessary for your body’s growth and repair. They also provide various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium and choline.
With these health benefits in mind, don’t hesitate to treat yourself to a delicious rhubarb and strawberry meringue pot. Remember to enjoy this dessert in moderation as part of a balanced diet.