Photos by Andy LaPointe
Cherry Berry on a Cloud is a great recipe to enjoy during the summer months. Best of all the ingredients are common and you can find a variety of fresh local fruits for toppings, many of which you can pick yourself from local farms. You can get really creative with all of the toppings you add to the finished recipe.
Even though Cherry Berry on a Cloud tastes great, it does take a little bit of time to make; however, it is definitely worth it. The nice thing about this recipe is that most of the time is passive time.
- 6 eggs (whites only)
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- ¼ tsp of tart cherry juice concentrate
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 packages cream cheese (8oz)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 can cherry pie filling (21 oz)
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- dash vanilla (optional)
Whip the eggs, cream of tartar and salt together at high speed. As the eggs become foamy, begin adding 1 tablespoon of sugar at a time until all of the 1 ¾ cups are added. This will form stiff and glossy peaks. Make sure not to under beat the whites.
Spread the egg whites into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 275 in a preheated oven for one hour to create the merginue. Once the timer goes off, turn off the oven and leave the pan in the oven without opening the door for 12 hours. (The best time to do this is at night before going to bed.) Then remove the pan from the oven after the 12 hours.
Combine room temperature cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and mix until all ingredients are smooth.
Whip cream until stiff.
Combine the whipped cream, cream cheese and marshmallows by gently mixing everything together.
Spread mixture from step 5 over the meringue.
Place in refrigerator and let chill for 12 hours.
Make the topping by combining the strawberries with the cherry pie filling. Add a dash of lemon juice for a little more tartness and vanilla if you like. Spoon the topping over the individual portions when served. You could also search out other locally grown fresh fruit like blueberries and blackberries and enjoy as toppings too.
Andy LaPointe is a health and wellness coach, speaker and the health and wellness radio host on the Talk With Heroes radio network, the largest internet radio broadcast supporting both active and retired military. He has written 12 books on the subject of healthy living, lifestyle entrepreneurship and healthy recipes. His company Traverse Bay Farms has won 23 national food awards at America’s largest and most prestigious food competitions. His company offers exclusive discounts to active and retired military and military spouses.