One tip, I would cut the meringue shell recipe in half . It will make 6 shells instead of 12. Unless you have a crowd, 6 is more practical.
I have changed my tune. The meringue shell is a great little recipe to have in my back pocket. I can think of several ways to make this meringue shell my own. The use of chocolate comes to mind somehow.
I actually loved the raspberry sauce we created for this dessert too. Only I would use the raspberry sauce on cheesecake or something less sweet. Together, it was just too darn much for me. But the spouse was very happy, he even had seconds.The berries for this recipe were expensive. Partially because of California's lousy growing season. I settled for strawberries on top but use the raspberries as written in the sauce.
Congrats go out to Hosea; This seasons new Top Chef. Carla...you still my girl. And, I still hate you Tom Colicchio, you can learn some lessons from our girl Ina.