7 February 2015

Cherry and amaretto Eton Mess





Before starting my post today (finally) I want to share with you that I had two weeks very difficult.

I just want to apologize if I have not visit  some blogs (you know I always try to visit them ) 
To summarize my mom was sick several days, needed help, so I would whole days to her house and cook, she has  a person who helps her but she doesnt like how she cooks:)

So I was doing the shopping, cooking and helping, always go sporadically, but this was more often.
BTW, she is better, and now I'm trying to sort my house!
I had cooked meals for post but  was impossible to publish.
Thanks !
Now let's the recipe.
This dessert is delicious, I made other Eton Mess with others fruits  but this with cherry and amaretto was so good! It can be done with cherries in jar or fresh when you have.
In fact I did part with jar and other with fresh cherries .
Here we are with last summer fruits. 
So I cook with the things I can find!









Ingredients


300 grams of meringues purchased or homemade.
I bought them because I I dont had any time these last weeks!But here a so good recipe if you like to make at home.

2 cups fresh cherries pitted or 1 cherry jar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Amaretto
1 vanilla bean

2 cups of whipped cream
1 tablespoon sugar
piece sof dark chocolate to garnish (optative)
some cherries to finish

Method

In a medium sauce pan stir together cherries, cinnamon, sugar , amaretto and vanilla bean.
Bring to a boil. reduce to a simmer. Continue simmering until thick and sirupy about 12 minutes.
Set aside to cool completely. Once cool remove vanilla bean.

Assembly


Place cream and sugar into a bowl and whip to soft peaks. In one large bowl or 6 small glasses, layer whipped cream then sprinkle with some meringue  crumbles. Top with cherries and sprinkle with chopped chocolate.
repeat with remaining ingredients.
refrigerate by 1 hour before serving.



Meringue recipe from Good housekeeping



Print recipe here















En español

Postre de cerezas con amaretto y merengues (Eton mess)

















105 comments:

  1. Gloria, sorry to hear about your mother, but am glad she's better and I'm sure you took good care of her, food and all. I love this dessert. Cherries are my absolute favorite fruit so this is a must try. And, the amaretto just makes it even better. Unfortunately it might have to wait a while until some good fresh cherries are available here. Thanks for the recipe. Take care.

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  2. this looks wonderful gloria...you know i love some cherries....
    i am so sorry that your mom has been ill but i am relieved to hear that she is doing better....
    i am sure that she si glad to have you there to take care and give support....

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    1. Thanks Brian she is better and mor happy:)
      Of course she doesnt like be sick!
      xo

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  3. Its really tempting....I feel to grab it........ :)

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  4. Eton Mess is one of my favorite desserts...I love a rhubarb one. And it's so easy for company. Love the idea of cherries and amaretto in yours!

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    1. Yes cherries and amaretto was so good!
      Thanks dear!

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  5. Amaretto and Cherries are a favorite "marriage" of mine Gloria. I LOVE this "mess."

    Delighted to know your Mom is feeling better. I know how crazy it can get trying to keep things in order, blogging and taking care of a loved one. Whew! So glad everything is better now:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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    1. Thanks Louise, yes you know how is :))
      Thanks dear!
      Tomorrow I will visit her again!
      hugs!

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  6. Gloria, sorry to know that you have been having some rough weeks, but I am so relieved to know that your mama feels better now.
    The mess looks lovely!

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    1. Yes ANgie was hard but today is my first day more calm at home, and Im cleaning, washing and a lot of things you know:)
      Thanks Angie!

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  7. So sorry to hear about you Mum but glad she is on the mend.

    This dish looks delicious, yum yum Diane

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  8. So sorry to hear about your Mom and glad to hear she's better

    The mess looks great served in the jars

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    1. Yes was difficult some day because I live in the countryside so when I go to Santiago I back at night to my home:)

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  9. I'm back! Cherry and amaretto Eton Mess.... I..... LOVE IT! I bet it tasted real good too!

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    1. Well you are welcome Grumpy!

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    2. How are you doing, Gloria? I've been working too much, you know.

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    3. Im better now but I noticed Im so tired.
      These last two weeks had many things!
      My mom was sick and I have to see her and help.
      But thanks God she is better:)
      I thought you waa busy!
      How is Angie?

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  10. Mi spiace tanto di sentire che la tua mamma non si è sentita bene, meno male che ora si è ripresa.
    Fantastico questo dolce, adoro le ciliegie e immagino la bontà :)
    Un bacio e un abbraccio anche alla tua mamma.

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    1. Grazie Daniela!!
      Un abbraccio per te!

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  11. I'm glad to hear your mamma is doing better....Delicious dessert Gloria !

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  12. Que rico postre, yo adoro los merenguitos y hace siglos que no como. Cuando vivía en Chile los preparé alguna vez, acá no son tan habituales.
    Te dejo un abrazo y espero que pases un lindo fin de semana.

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    1. Gracias Nathy, me encantan los merengues o merenguitos!!
      besos

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  13. J'espère que ta mère se rétablira vite et retrouvera toute sa santé.
    J'adore ton dessert.
    A bientôt

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  14. sorry to hear about your mom, but good she is better. And your dessert looks delicious!

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  15. So glad to hear that your mother is better. I'm sure your cooking helped a great deal. That is one delicious looking "mess"!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  16. Ya veo que as estado con tu madre atareada y eso es de ser muy buena hija y es lo principal.Te quedaron unos vasitos muy rico para una buena merienda.Bssss

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    1. Gracias Doris, que buena eres, besos

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  17. Hi Gloria ,
    Happy to hear your mom is better . This is a delicious looking mess and I bet it taste good . Welcome back . :)

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    1. Thanks dear Nee, yes I missed visit my blog friends:)

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  18. I'm so glad your mother is doing better now. All she needed was some of your cooking :) It is very difficult when our parents become ill. Your Eton Mess with cherries and amaretto sound delicious and perfect for Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Susan, if you think my Mom by many years was a cookin teacher you can understand.....
      xoxo

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  19. Gloria, Certainly no need to apologize! We all deal with family ailments and responsibilities. For a couple of years in a row, my wife and I drove 4 hours each way to my mother's house to make sure that she was OK and to give her 'helpers' a couple of days off. Love this dessert! Looks and sounds terrific... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. aw Thanks David, but sometimes maybe all of you need I explain how I wasnt so much the last times!
      Yes You are sweet When I go to my Mom´s house I I stay there all day and only come back at night with hubby!
      But she is better!
      xo

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  20. Even has a cherry on top. Glad your mom is better.

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  21. You are a dear daghter!
    I hope she is much better Gloria,and your mess..is a beautiful mess:)

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  22. I hope your mum gets better soon; Ofcourse she would like your food better!

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  23. Glad to hear your mom is better. Yummy dessert Gloria

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  24. Ouaaaaaaaaaaaaah, so nice ! And looks so delicious !
    I want one !
    I hope your mother's health is better now !
    Bises

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  25. un beau dessert vraiment irrésistible
    j'espère que ta maman va beaucoup mieux
    bonne soirée

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    1. Merci beaucoup Fimere!! Bonne soirée
      bizz

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  26. I'm so glad your mom is better. I'm sure she was thrilled to have you cook for her. I have been wanting to make an Eton mess for years---and yours sounds fantastic with the Amaretto!!!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy was two stressful weeks! I love Eton Mess!
      xo

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  27. Gloria, questi dolcetti sono una delizia sublime, li adoro!
    Bravissima!
    Mi dispiace per tua mamma, spero si sia ripresa!
    Un abbraccio a te a alla mamma!
    Laura<3<3<3

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    1. Grazie Laura you are amazing!
      Un abbraccio cara!

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  28. Woops! I just saw that I was signed in as Stephanie, not as me! I didn't realize when she used my computer that she was still signed in. :)
    ~Jess

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  29. Now I am noticing that the first comment I wrote (under Stephanie's name) isn't posted. I will rewrite it. :)

    I am glad to hear that your mom is doing better. It must have been a stressful couple weeks having your schedule disrupted, not to mentioned you were worried about your mom. She is lucky to have you to cook for her. This dessert looks delicious! I have never had anything like it. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess you are really nice!Yes was stressful because daugther is with all this stuff about University! But now is all better, crossing fingers!!
      I think you would like this dessert!

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  30. I have never heard of an Eton Mess before - looks so good. I am glad your Mom is doing better now. You are a wonderful daughter! My Mom's birthday was yesterday and we had dinner at a friend's. It was lovely. I will send you some pictures. xxoo

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    1. Aw Suzy Eton Mess is a typical old english dessert, easy and delicious!!Im happy your mom had a great time with you and friends !!xo

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  31. I'm glad to hear your mother is better and you're back to posting. I love Eton Mess - it's a perfect dessert when you have no room for dessert.

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    1. Thanks Maureen, and about not room for dessert is realy true!!
      xo

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  32. This looks good and I'm glad your mother is doing better!

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  33. I was so sorry to hear your mother has been ill. I do so hope she is feeling much better now.
    Oh this glorious Eton Mess! I have only ever tried the bought version, but this looks so much more impressive. I will simply HAVE to try my hand at making this...:)
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks Ygraine!!You are so sweet dear!
      I love Eton Mess too:))

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  34. My kind of dessert! They look amazing Gloria. Sorry to hear about your mom - glad she is feeling better.

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    1. Thanks Pam, you know we are always about our parents:)
      And is OK they need us!

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  35. Oh dear Gloria, This is a beautiful dessert. It is perfect for a Valentine's Day treat. Take care and stay happy. blessings, xoxoxo Catherine

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  36. This looks great. I hope your mum gets better soon

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  37. Please don't apologize. Really sorry to hear about your mom, i'm really glad she is doing better. That is all what matters.
    Your simple yet classic dessert is lovely.
    Take care my dear.

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  38. Oh Gloria! I adore Eaton Mess - and your version sounds so good!
    Mary

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  39. Gloria, so sorry to hear that your mother was ill. But, I am relieved to know she is feeling better. Just as my friend Asha said above, no need to apologize. When illness strikes, family comes first as always. Thank you for sharing this wonderful dessert with us before Valentine's Day. I just adore anything cherries and Amaretto!

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  40. Glad your mom is feeling better. You are good to help her.

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  41. I love Eton Mess!! Smack SILVIA

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  42. Sorry to hear that your Mum has not been well, I hope that she will be much better soon. I like the idea of cherries instead of strawberries in this, something that I would never have thought of! A whole world of possibilities could open up! xx

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    1. Thanks AMy was 2 hard weeks but now she is better (crossing fingers) well I love all Eton Mess:))
      xoxox

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  43. What a fantastic variation! I bet it tastes heavenly :)

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  44. Oh looks great! Cherry and amaretto is a perfect combo indeed! Love love love amaretto!

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  45. Que rico Gloria! Me alegro de que tu madre esté mejor. Besos

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