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April 11, 2013

20+ Gooey Caramel Recipes

20+ Gooey Caramel Recipes ~ Collection featuring Gooey Caramel & Pretzel combination desserts #CaramelRecipes #RoundUp

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Caramel Pretzel Meringue with Berries

Today I am sharing my entry to the monthly Dessert Challenge hosted by Sheryl of, LADY BEHIND THE CURTAIN. 

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I was very excited to see that this month's ingredients are Caramel & Pretzels !  Two of my favorites - it took me a while to decide which way I wanted to go, but finally decided that it had to include Fresh Berries, as we are already in the middle of Autumn and the Summer fruits are slowly disappearing from the supermarket shelves.

So, here goes ...

Caramel Pretzel Meringue with Fresh Berries

{8 - 10 servings}

1 Large Meringue Nest  {store-bought or homemade}

1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Water
1 t Vanilla
100g Salted Pretzels
1 packet (350g) Frozen Mixed Berries
1/2 cup Sugar
500g Greek Yoghurt   {I used double cream, not low-fat}
2 cups Fresh Mixed Berries  {I used Raspberries & Gooseberries}

1.) Heat the Sugar, Water and Vanilla over medium heat - boil until the Sugar has dissolved, stir regularly} and it has become a light caramel color - test a drop in cold water - it should be hard {hard-ball stage} - remove from oven, pour onto a plate or similar {sprayed with Spray 'N Cook} - scatter the Pretzels over and let set.
2.) Meanwhile, place the Frozen Mixed Berries and Sugar into a small pot - simmer over medium heat until the liquid has reduced to half and gently mash the berries, using a fork {I did not want my sauce to be too smooth} - put aside and let cool completely.
3.) Once the Caramel and Pretzels have set - blitz in a food processor until crumbly - put aside.

Construct the dessert no longer than 20 minutes before serving {the Meringue will go soggy if you do this too long in advance}

- Place the Meringue Nest on a serving plate - pour the Greek Yoghurt into the nest - scatter the Caramel/Pretzel crumbs over the Yoghurt, followed by half the Berry Sauce. 
- Top with the Fresh Berries and the remaining Berry Sauce.

Serve and enjoy !

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  1. This looks wonderful. I have never seen a meringue nest, but I love meringue. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a wonderful idea!! So glad you brought this to the challenge - looks yummy!!

  3. What a fabulous version of a pavlova! Totally decadent and wonderful!

  4. This looks great with the fresh fruit! I love it!

  5. Brilliant, Linda! You've transformed pretzels and caramel into a high-end dessert =) Bravo.

  6. What a beautiful creation and it sounds absolutely delicious.

  7. I g+'d it! Hoping someone in my family will make me some! Good luck in the dessert challenge!

  8. What kind of berries did you use? Those orangish ones look like cherry tomatoes.

  9. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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