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>
Rating:
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




FOR MERINGUES:

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.

FOR CHOCOLATE SAUCE:

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.