Smashed meringue with berries

June 23, 2008 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Smashed meringue with berries recipe

A dramatic new presentation for your meringue.

Smashed meringue with berries

Serves: 4 - 6
Cooking Time: 1 hr 10 mins


  • 2 egg whites
  • 200g castor sugar
  • 15ml cornflour
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 5ml vinegar
  • seeds of 1 vanilla pod
  • 375ml Greek yoghurt
  • 500g mixed berries
  • 200g dark chocolate, melted, optional



Preheat the oven to 140°C.


To make the meringue, whip the egg whites until fluffy then gradually add the castor sugar, cornflour, vanilla essence and vinegar. Beat until voluminous and glossy.


Spread the meringue onto a greased baking tray and bake until crisp all the way through, about 60 – 80 minutes.


Mix the vanilla seeds into the Greek yoghurt and allow to infuse for 5 minutes. When the meringue has cooled, smash it into chunks then pile onto a platter and top with the yoghurt, berries and melted chocolate. Allow to sit for a while so that some of the meringue can soften. You could layer the ingredients in a glass bowl if you prefer a less dramatic look.

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