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Peach Strawberry Eton Mess

This traditional English summertime dessert is made with fresh peaches and strawberries, egg-white meringue cookies and whipped cream.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people
Calories 673 kcal


  • 2 large peaches ripe
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar divided
  • 24 meringue cookies
  • 1 ½ cups whipped cream

If Making Meringue from Scratch:

  • 2 large egg whites at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup caster sugar

If Making Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 16 oz heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Peel the peaches and remove the pit. Dice into small pieces and place in a bowl. Sprinkle half of the sugar on top, cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  • Hull and dice strawberries. Place into another bowl, add the remaining sugar, cover and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  • Divide peaches, strawberries and their juices into 4 8 oz. glasses or serving jars.
  • Crush up all but 4 of the meringue cookies. Layer some of the cookies into each dish/jar. Follow with a dollop of whipped cream and repeat the process starting with the fruit. Top each of the jar/dishes with a whole meringue cookie.

To Make Meringue Cookies from Scratch:

  • Beat egg whites in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment on high speed for 2 minutes. Add the cream of tartar and salt and beat for 2 more minutes, until foamy. Add in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time until fully combined and the mixture is glossy with stiff peaks (about 7 minutes).
  • Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe 24 meringues onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated 225 degree oven for 45 minutes. Then turn off oven, do not open the door, and let cool for 90 minutes.

If Making Homemade Whipped Cream

  • Add heavy whipping cream to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in the sugar and vanilla and increase the speed to high, beating for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens and resembled whipped cream.


Meringue cookies can be store-bought in the bakery section. They can also be made the day before. Canned whipped cream works just as well as freshly made. 


Serving: 1jarCalories: 673kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 6gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 172mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 2gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 2111IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 1mg

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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