French apricot and Vosges honey Eton mess
RECIPE
1 h 30 min

French apricot and Vosges honey Eton mess

Valentine Benoist By Valentine Benoist, Editor

The ultimate British summer dessert, revisited Taste France Magazine-style! French apricots bring a lovely acidity to this classic party treat, sweetened with a generous drizzle of fragrant Vosges honey. Dig in! 

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Ingredients For

  • Apricots
    Fruits & Vegetables
    French Apricots
    500 g See the article
  • Creme fraiche in a bowl
    Dairy products
    PDO Heavy Crème Fraîche
    300 ml See the article
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 250 g
  • x 4
  • PDO Vosges Pine Honey
    Sweet products
    PDO Vosges Pine Honey
    4 Tbsp See the article

Prepare the meringue: preheat the oven to 100°C. Whisk the egg whites until firm, then slowly add the caster sugar until very firm and shiny.

French apricot and Vosges honey Eton mess
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    On an oven tray lined with parchment paper, form the meringues in any shape you want (ideally some bigger and some smaller) and bake for 1 hour. Then stop the oven without opening the door, and leave the meringues to cool inside. 

    French apricot and Vosges honey Eton mess
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    Prepare the apricot coulis: in a saucepan on medium heat, place 250 g of apricots with 2 tbsp of honey and cook for 15 minutes. The rest of the apricots will be used fresh later on. 

    French apricot and Vosges honey Eton mess
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    Blitz the mixture until smooth, and pour into a jar. Leave to cool and store in the fridge for a few hours.

    French apricot and Vosges honey Eton mess
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    Prepare the chantilly: whisk the double cream with the icing sugar: start slowly and increase the speed until you reach a nicely thick consistency. 

    French apricot and Vosges honey Eton mess
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    Plating time: in a serving dish, lay out large meringues, then spread the chantilly, the rest of sliced fresh apricots, and top with smaller or crushed meringues. Drizzle honey generously, voilà ! 

    French apricot and Vosges honey Eton mess
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    Country Bread
    Country Bread
    PDO Heavy Crème Fraîche
    PDO Heavy Crème Fraîche
    See Recipe