Lemon raspberry Eton Mess

Heather Disarro

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Lemon raspberry Eton Mess is all things creamy, crispy, tangy and sweet rolled into one messy and delightful glass. Lemon-scented meringues are folded into whipped cream and layered with fresh raspberries and raspberry preserves for a perfect dessert!

lemon raspberry eton mess

Lemon raspberry Eton Mess

Makes 4-6 servings


  • 3 room-temperature egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fine sugar
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 2 pints fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup raspberry jam
  • 3 cups prepared whipped cream


  1. First the meringues will need to be made. Heat an oven to 225 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt together at medium speed until soft peaks form.
  3. With the stand mixer on high, gradually pour in the sugar until all of the sugar is used, and the meringue is glossy with stiff peaks.
  4. Fold in the lemon zest.
  5. Spoon the meringue onto the prepared baking sheet by the tablespoonful. They can be fairly close together because they will not spread.
  6. Bake at 225 degrees F for 60 minutes, rotating the sheet pan halfway through.
  7. When the 60 minutes are up, turn off the oven and let the meringues sit in there for another 2 hours to dry out, or overnight.
  8. When it is time to make dessert, stir together the raspberries and raspberry jam.
  9. Crumble the meringue cookies into the whipped cream and gently fold together.
  10. Layer, alternating the jam mixture and the whipped cream mixture, in glasses.
  11. Serve immediately.

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Brownie heart sandwiches with raspberry buttercream
Vegan chocolate raspberry cupcakes

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.