Tested till perfect Frozen Cranberry Nougat with Cranberry Compote

Frozen Cranberry Nougat with Cranberry Compote

The combination of slightly tart cranberries, sweet toffee bits, toasted almonds and frozen meringue makes for a tantalizing chilled dessert to tuck away in the freezer. Look in the dairy or freezer section of the supermarket for cartons of pasteurized egg whites.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 3cupswhole cranberrywhole cranberries
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspfinely grated orange rind
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsporange juice
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cuppasteurized egg whites
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1 cup 1cupwhipping cream
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cuptoasted almondalmonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuptoffee bits
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Preparation

Line 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan with plastic wrap large enough to leave about 3-inch (8 cm) overhang on all sides of pan. Set aside.

In large saucepan, combine cranberries, 1 cup (250 mL) of the sugar, orange rind and juice and 2 tbsp (25 mL) water; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring, until cranberries pop and sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Divide compote in half between 1 small and 1 large bowl; refrigerate until cold, about 15 minutes. Cover small bowl and set aside.

Meanwhile, in separate large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla. Set aside.

In another bowl, whip cream; set aside. Into large bowl of cranberry compote, stir almonds and toffee bits. Fold in one-third of the whipped cream; fold in remaining cream. Fold in one-third of the egg whites; fold in remaining whites.

Pour mixture into prepared pan; smooth top. Fold plastic wrap overhang over top, directly on surface; freeze until firm, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Freeze for up to 1 week.)

To serve, cut nougat into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick slices with hot dry knife. Serve on chilled plates with scant 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the reserved cranberry compote alongside each.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 344 pro 6g total fat 18g sat. fat 8g
carb 42g fibre 3g chol 43mg sodium 59mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 4 vit A 13 vit C 8
folate 3
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