Happy Sunday and thanks again to all the organizers of #SundaySupper.
Our weekly spot to meet and share and enjoy good times with folks you love.
This week’s challenge is desserts in a jar.
We’ve all seen these all over the internet and really, how could you not love a perfectly portioned treat that could have literally anything wonderful in it.
Desserts in jars are also a good excuse for me to use some of my vintage jar collection.
I, of course decided on strawberries since they are the…
I started to think of all the treats I could put in there and just let my mind wander.
I thought of a dessert that I adored when I lived in England.
I was thrilled every time it came on the Uni menu.
At first it was simply the name; Eton Mess.
I mean, how could you not love a dessert with the word ‘mess’ in it?
I’ve loved the meringue and fruit and whipped cream.
How could I not want this often?
I’ve a hankering for lemon curd lately but honestly, I don’t like making it. It’s fussy and well, I just don’t do fussy.
So, I’ve cut out a whole bunch of steps and…it is freaking awesome. I will now have lemon curd all the time.
You just dump everything (egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice) in a pot and whisk the heck out of it while it thickens over medium heat.
Once it starts to thicken, turn off the heat and add a few happy dollops of butter.
Isn’t it easy?
However, if you want to skip this step and just buy a jar-you do just that.
Since I have all those egg whites I made my meringues up too.
Whip egg whites to room temperature with a pinch of cream of tartar and a bit of vinegar.
Once they are all fluffy and happy add in sugar and vanilla and whip until they are glossy.
1 hour at 250 and you have gorgeous meringues.
While they are cooking up get your strawberries sliced and ready.
I threw in a few raspberries too since small one helped herself to the fruit as quickly as I got them ready.
Oh! And while you’re at it, whip some cream too and sweeten with a bit of sugar.
Try not eat them all yourself. I may have had to skip dinner the night I made these.
Take them outside and enjoy a pretty evening.
Stick one in the very back of the fridge to ‘surprise’ yourself with later.
Make sure you try out all these gorgeous #SundaySupper recipes, you’ll be amazed.
- Summer Fruit Fool in Jars by Shockingly Delicious
- Banana Split Cakes in a Jar by Daily Dish Recipes
- Baked Cheesecake In A Jar by Chocolate Moosey
- Key Lime Pies in a Jar by Home Cooking Memories
- Fudgy Brownie Mix by What Smells So Good?
- 5 Minute Coffee Cake in a Jar by Juanita’s Cocina
- Strawberry Mess by Jane’s Adventure’s in Dinner
- Mini Blueberry Cream Cheese Pies by Magnolia Days
- Peach Crisp in Jars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes by Hip Foodie Mom
- Salted Caramel Frozen Yogurt by Healthy.Delicious
- Boston Cream Pie Trifle by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chocolate Egg Cream in A Jar by Growing Up Gabel
- Cinnamon Espresso Bread Pudding in a Jar by Country Girl in the Village
- White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake in a Jar by Runner’s Tales
- Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Layered Melon Granitas in Jars by Curious Cuisiniere
- Red Velvet Wedding Cake In A Jar by Foxes Love Lemons
- Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Mascarpone in a Jar by Gotta Get Baked
- Nutella Panna Cotta in a Jar by Basic N Delicious
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie in a Jar by Big Bears Wife
- Bacon Bourbon Bread Pudding by The Urban Mrs
- Cinnamon Caramel Affogatos by Family Foodie
- Banana Split Ice Cream by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Midori Melon Flower Cupcakes by Ninja Baking
- Triple Berry Crisp in a Jar by Ruffles & Truffles
- Guilt-Free Blueberry Cream Cheese Gingerbread in a Jar by Eat, Move, Shine
- Gluten Free Pull-Apart Cinnamon Bread in a Jar by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Roasted Strawberry Coconut Cream Parfaits With Toasted Coconut by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Chocolate and Banana Ice Box Trifle In A Jar by In the Kitchen with KP
- Lemon Curd:
- 6 eggs yolks
- ⅓ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 T butter
- 6 egg whites
- pinch cream of tartar
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 cups strawberries
- 2 cups whipped cream.
- Lemon Curd: combine all ingredients except the butter and whisk over a medium heat until it just starts to thicken. Dot in the butter and cool.
- Meringue: Beat egg whites (room temperature) with cream of tarter and vinegar until hard peaks. Add in sugar and vanilla. Beat until glossy. Bake at 250 for 1 hour on parchment paper and cool.
- In jars (makes 4 large portions) layer: curd, fruit, meringue and cream. Ending with meringue and cream.