An exuberant twist ofmeringue nearly escapes the pull of gravityin this light confection. Its layers include crunchy meringue, smoothlemon curd, frothy whipped cream, andjuicy blackberries.



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  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Line two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Fit a pastry bag with an Ateco #22 star tip; fill with meringue. Pipe 12 to 16 long swirly shapes onto one of the prepared sheets. Gently spread remaining meringue 3/4 inch thick onto the other.

  • Bake 20 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 175 degrees; continue baking until meringue is dry but still white, 35 minutes more, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Set aside swirls; crumble meringue sheet.

  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine creme fraiche and 1 cup lemon curd; refrigerate until ready to use.

  • To assemble parfaits, layer creme-fraiche mixture, crumbled meringue, and blackberries in serving glasses. Spoon some of the remaining 1/2 cup lemon curd into each glass. Top with whipped cream; garnish with meringue swirls. Serve immediately.