Please wait, the site is loading...

Cranberry meringue parfait


Serves: 8
timePrep time: 15 mins
timeTotal time:
Cranberry meringue parfait
Recipe photograph by Jonathan Lovekin

Cranberry meringue parfait


Serves: 8
timePrep time: 15 mins
timeTotal time:

Rate this recipe
Print Print

Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
420Kcal
Fat
34gr
Saturates
21gr
Carbs
27gr
Sugars
27gr
Protein
2gr
Salt
0.1gr

Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater

National treasure Nigel Slater has been writing for Sainsbury's magazine since its very first issue more than 20 years ago, and he always delights with his no-fuss, flavourful recipes. He has written numerous books including Real Food and The Christmas Chronicles 
See more of Nigel Slater’s recipes
Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater

National treasure Nigel Slater has been writing for Sainsbury's magazine since its very first issue more than 20 years ago, and he always delights with his no-fuss, flavourful recipes. He has written numerous books including Real Food and The Christmas Chronicles 
See more of Nigel Slater’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 250g cranberries
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 500ml double or whipping cream
  • 175g meringues
  • grated zest of 1 large orange
  • a few drops of vanilla extract

Step by step

Get ahead
Make up to 1 week ahead.
  1. Loosely line a loaf tin (or plastic freezer box) approximately 16 x 10cm and 9cm deep with clingfilm or waxed paper.
  2. Put the cranberries into a wide pan, add the sugar and place over a low heat for 5-8 minutes till the sugar has melted. Keep an eye on the pan so the sugar doesn't burn, shaking it from time to time, but avoid stirring as this will crush the fruit. As soon as the sugar has melted and there is a little red syrup in the bottom of the pan, remove from the heat and cool quickly by placing the pan in a sink of shallow cold water.
  3. Pour the cream into a chilled mixing bowl and whisk till soft and thick – stop just before the cream forms stiff peaks.
  4. Crumble the meringues into the cream, but don't stir them in – I like to keep the pieces quite large and chunky. Add the orange zest and vanilla extract, then spoon in the cooled cranberries and their syrup. Very gently fold all the ingredients together. Four or five deep folds with a large spoon is enough – any more than that and you'll lose the contrast of sweet, sour, crisp and soft.

  5. Scrape the mixture into the lined tin, cover with clingfilm and freeze for at least 6 hours. You'll find the parfait easier to cut if you take it out of the freezer 30 minutes before serving and put it in the fridge. Turn it out on to a plate, peel off the clingfilm and serve in thick slices. I like a crumbly finish but if you want something smarter, use a hot, slightly damp knife to slice the parfait.

You might also like...


We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years