Frozen Cranberry Nougat with Cranberry Compote

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole cranberries
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3/4 cups pasteurized egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3/4 cups toasted almonds chopped
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits

Method

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 facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 59 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 344.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 43 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 42 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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