A Classic Colombian Dessert
01.01.2015 - 01.01.2015 68 °F
Colombia has more types of fruit than any other country in the world so it's to be expected that Colombians are quite inventive when it comes to using fruit. Merengón combines a baked egg meringue that is then covered with fruit, smeared with freshly whipped cream, then layered with more fruit, meringue and whipped cream before being finished off with various syrups or sauces. The classic and most typical merengón is that of guanabana (soursop) topped with jarabe de mora (Andean blackberry sauce).
In this video filmed in El Saladito, Valle del Cauca on the Carretera al Mar, two merengóns are prepared side by side. The classic guanabana with mora and a mixed fruit merengón.