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Turrón Meringue in Red Wine

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
bottle red wine (.750 liter)
2
cups brown sugar
3
oz peeled nuts
5
egg whites, from 5 pasteurized eggs
1/8
teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

The key to success with this dessert is in the stiffness of the egg whites. They should be firm so you end up with the best turrón meringue.

In my opinion, this is a fun dessert - the perfect combination of sweet syrup and the bubbling acidity of red wine. It’s one of my favorite recipes and reminds me a lot of my neighbor Eloísa, who very kindly brightened our cold December afternoons with this unique, intense and delicious flavor. She taught me how to make this traditional Chilean dessert. It usually accompanies main courses during Christmas or New Year’s dinner, which makes it perfect for family gatherings and celebrations. I like it and think it’s a convenient recipe, as I can make use of the last drop of red wine. Since it is meringue, this dessert’s texture is soft and sweet, immersed in the wine’s enchanting aroma.

I suggest you serve this delicious red turrón in ice cream/dessert glasses. As a final touch, sprinkle the froth with lots of nuts.

Directions

  • 1 Place wine in a sauce pot over high heat and bring to a boil until the wine is reduced to a half, about 30 minutes. Stir in brown sugar; continue boiling over medium heat; stirring mixture constantly. This is the only way to get the perfect syrup.
  • 2 Mix egg whites and pinch of salt with electric mixer until stiff. Slowly add the syrup and keep mixing for another 20 minutes.
  • 3 Place the nuts on a metal or heat-resistant baking tray and put them in the oven for 3 minutes to toast them a bit, then chop them up and have them ready for garnish.
  • 4 It should be served as soon as it’s ready.

In my opinion, this is a fun dessert - the perfect combination of sweet syrup and the bubbling acidity of red wine. It’s one of my favorite recipes and reminds me a lot of my neighbor Eloísa, who very kindly brightened our cold December afternoons with this unique, intense and delicious flavor. She taught me how to make this traditional Chilean dessert. It usually accompanies main courses during Christmas or New Year’s dinner, which makes it perfect for family gatherings and celebrations. I like it and think it’s a convenient recipe, as I can make use of the last drop of red wine. Since it is meringue, this dessert’s texture is soft and sweet, immersed in the wine’s enchanting aroma.

Rate and Comment

Marcela Lara Marcela Lara
September 28, 2015

In my opinion, this is a fun dessert - the perfect combination of sweet syrup and the bubbling acidity of red wine. It’s one of my favorite recipes and reminds me a lot of my neighbor Eloísa, who very kindly brightened our cold December afternoons with this unique, intense and delicious flavor. She taught me how to make this traditional Chilean dessert. It usually accompanies main courses during Christmas or New Year’s dinner, which makes it perfect for family gatherings and celebrations. I like it and think it’s a convenient recipe, as I can make use of the last drop of red wine. Since it is meringue, this dessert’s texture is soft and sweet, immersed in the wine’s enchanting aroma.