Simply sweet tastes of summerPublished on June 26, 2015

  • Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Photo by: Mark Holleron

The simplicity of summer carries over to entertaining with desserts that embrace the ease. Mason jars filled with ice cream, puddings or whipped creams along with fresh berries are a fun treat that look festive on the picnic table. Toss in crumbled meringue & baking crumbs for layered sweet crunchiness and the recipe is practically foolproof!  



PREP TIME: 10 minutes

ADVANCE TIME: 2 hours 


1 cup (250 mL) chocolate baking crumbs

2 meringue nests, broken into pieces

1 cup (250 mL) lemon curd or pudding

1 cup (250 mL) fresh berries, sliced if large


In four 1 cup (250 mL) Mason jars, layer ?2 tbsp (30 mL) dessert crumbs. Top with 1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon curd, 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh berries, 2 tbsp (30 mL) meringue pieces. Finish with a dollop of lemon curd, ?a sprinkle of dessert crumbs and one berry.

Korey's Tips: ?Make it gluten free with enerjive Chocolate Dessert Crumbs, found at Farm Boy & Natural Food Pantry.

Find store-bought meringue nests in the ice cream topping sections of major grocery retailers.

Make a "dessert in a jar" bar and let guests create their own special concoctions with a variety of ingredients to choose from.

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