Eton Mess

It’s time to take advantage of strawberry season in Nova Scotia! This recipe (featured on Global Morning News) is a quick and easy way to enjoy delicious, local strawberries.  You can find strawberries at Stirling Fruit Farms or your local farmers’ market.


4 cups  cleaned and hulled strawberries
1 generous tbsp  icing sugar
2 ½ cups  whipping cream
1 pkg  pre-packaged meringue nests (about 8)


  1. Chop up the strawberries
  2. Put half of the strawberries into a food processor or blender.  Add a generous tablesppon of icing sugar.  Bland strawberries and sugar to become a puree.  Strain mixture to remove seeds.
  3. Whip the whipping cream until it is sloppy.
  4. Break up the meringue nests into 1″ sized pieces and place in a mixing bowl.
  5. Add the rest of the chopped strawberries to the meringues.  Fold the whipped cream into the meringue/strawberry mixture.
  6. Setting aside about 2 tablespoons of the strawberry puree, gently fold puree into the meringue/strawberry mixture to get a marbled effect.
  7. To serve, transfer the mixture into a serving bowl and drizzle with the remaining strawberry puree.  Or, spoon mixture into individual serving dishes, drizzling strawberry puree over top of each.
  8. Serve with Mrs. MacGregors Shortbreads for a little crunch!

Recipe provided by: Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads

Mrs. MacGregor's Shortbreads recipe for Eton Mess

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