Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Fruit-Filled Chocolate Chip Meringue Nests
Delicate, light meringue nests overflowing with fresh fruit and drizzled with warm chocolate sauce -- how could anyone resist?<BR>
Serves: Varies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: Varies


1 recipe Meringue
4 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 package NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 recipe chocolate sauce
1 can NESTLÉ ® Carnation ® Evaporated Milk
1 package NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cup fruit, fresh


PREHEAT oven to 300º F. Lightly grease baking sheets.

BEAT egg whites, salt and cream of tartar in large mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar; beat until sugar is dissolved. Gently fold in morsels. Spread meringue into ten 3-inch nests with deep wells about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 35 to 45 minutes or until meringues are dry and crisp. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


HEAT evaporated milk to boiling in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Stir in morsels. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, vanilla extract and salt.

DRIZZLE meringues with Chocolate Sauce and fill with fruit (whole blackberries, blueberries or raspberries, sliced kiwi, peaches or strawberries); serve immediately.