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Wine-Laced Meringue

10 months ago

Wine-Laced Meringue

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Red wine made into a sweet syrup? Why not? Cap up your date night with this elegant looking Chilean dessert that is quite easy to make and requires just four ingredients.

 

TURRON DE VINO

Recipe by Arelis Eustache

Photographed by Miguel Abesamis of Studio 100

Makes 6-8 servings

 

1 cup Sugar

1 cup Red wine (we used Cabernet Sauvignon)

3 Egg whites

Toasted nuts for garnish (walnuts, pistachios, or hazelnuts)

 

  1. In a medium saucepan, boil sugar and wine until thread point, about 230-235F or until it resembles a syrup.
  2. In a mixing bowl using the whisk attachment of an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add the syrup to the egg whites in a steady flow. Reserve a small amount of the syrup for garnish.
  3. Beat mixture until it completely cools down and it is stiff and shiny.
  4. Pipe or spoon meringue into wine glasses. Drizzle in some reserved wine syrup and toasted nuts. Serve immediately.
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