Silky Red-Wine Meringue
Natural barriers such as the Atacama Desert, the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean isolated Chile from the rest of the world for many centuries, allowing many old traditions to survive. For instance, dishes that gained and lost popularity in Europe still appear on Chilean tables. This elegant, old-fashioned dessert is a perfect example. The meringue is customarily served with a custard sauce, but a raspberry puree would make a colorful and delicious accompaniment.