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Strawberry Cups with Vanilla Fluff Topping


Strawberry Cups with Vanilla Fluff Topping

Strawberry Cups With Vanilla Topping

Serves 10

 Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 110                        Fat: trace                                Points: 1

Ingredients:

2 pounds strawberries – cut up

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup water

2 tablespoons brandy

2 tablespoons cornstarch

Vanilla Fluff Topping Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup water

¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

2 egg whites at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

10 4-ounce dessert cups

Directions:

  1. Make strawberry filling: Measure 1 cup of the strawberries and combine with brandy and water.  Puree in food processor.  Pour into a measuring cup and add enough water to equal 1 ½ cup liquid.
  2. Pour strawberry mixture into a saucepot, add sugar and cornstarch and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly and thickened.  Cook an additional 2 minutes while stirring.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes (do not stir).
  4. Pour strawberry sauce on top of the remaining strawberries and gently toss together. 
  5. Place in the refrigerator to cool.
  6. Make vanilla fluff topping: Combine sugar, water and cream of tartar in a saucepot.  Cook on medium heat until bubbly and the sugar dissolves.
  7. In a mixer, combine egg whites and vanilla and beat on high speed.  Slowly pour sugar mixture while beating the egg whites.  Beat for about 5 – 7 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  8. Assembly: Spoon strawberry filling into each cup to about ¾ full (leaving room for the topping).
  9. Spoon filing into a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip.  Squeeze vanilla fluff topping on top of each strawberry cup.

10. Refrigerate until ready to serve.