Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue

Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue

This recipe for Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue is a beautiful, light dessert that will be at home at brunch, lunch or dinner. Pair it with the Dusk Muscat for a pairing that will win the day with the Sweet Vinotype folks out there.

Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue
Servings: 8
  • 1 16- ounce package frozen strawberries partially thawed
  • 1/2 Cup Strawberry jelly
  • 2 Cup Fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 17.3- ounce package frozen puff pastry thawed (1 sheet)
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick® Cream of Tartar
  • 6 Large egg whites
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 8 Fresh whole strawberries
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Blend or process frozen strawberries and jelly until smooth. Stir in sliced berries; cover and refrigerate.

  2. Roll pastry to 12×10 inches; cut in 8 rectangles. Place pastry rectangles 1 inch apart on large baking sheet; pierce with fork tines. Cover with second baking sheet. Bake 6 minutes. Remove top baking sheet; bake 4 minutes more. Remove from oven; let stand on sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

  3. For meringue, cook and stir water and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Combine sugar and cream of tartar in a small bowl; set aside. Beat egg whites and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until frothy. Gradually beat in sugar mixture until soft peaks form. Add cornstarch mixture; beat to stiff peaks. Spoon on pastry; bake meringue 15 minutes. Serve pastries warm with sauce; top each with a fresh whole strawberry.

This delicious recipe for Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue pairs perfectly with Dusk Muscat.

Our Dusk Muscat is fragrant with aromas of rose petal and tropical fruits. Apricot, guava, mango, orange and pineapple take over. Muscats are notorious for developing layers of tropical flavors during bottle ageing. This Muscat reveals some pear and pineapple tones in the mouth. It has a round, sweet attack with a medium intensity. The acidity balances the minerality in the finish.

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