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Fruity Floating Islands

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  Egg whites 3
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Slightly beaten egg yolks 3
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh fruit 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Use Desired Fresh Fruit)

For meringue, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer on medium speed till soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add the 1/4 cup sugar, beating till stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
In a heavy 10-inch skillet heat the 1 1/4 cups milk till hot but not bubbling. Drop meringue by spoonfuls into milk, making 6 mounds. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or till meringues are set. Lift meringues from milk with a slotted spoon. Drain meringues on paper towels (reserve milk in skillet for custard); chill the meringues well.
Meanwhile, for the custard, in a medium saucepan combine the beaten egg yolks and the 2 tablespoons sugar. Measure the reserved milk; add enough additional milk to make 1 1/2 cups. Stir milk into the yolk mixture.
Cook and stir over low heat till mixture thickens slightly and coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat. Cool custard quickly by placing the saucepan in a sink or bowl of ice water and stirring for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla and nutmeg, if desired.
Spoon desired fresh fruit into 6 serving dishes. Spoon the custard over fruit. Top each serving with a chilled meringue.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 983 Calories from Fat 258

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44%

Saturated Fat 13.8 g68.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 606.1 mg202%

Sodium 370.2 mg15.4%

Total Carbohydrates 152 g50.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g19.9%

Sugars 140.1 g

Protein 35 g70.9%

Vitamin A 48.2% Vitamin C 148.8%

Calcium 68.9% Iron 8.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fruity Floating Islands Recipe