Layered beautifully with fruit and sweet custard, this torte is sure to impress your guests.
- Meringue Discs:8 egg whites (allow to stand 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature)
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3 Tbs cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- Custard Filling:4 egg yolks
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 Tbs cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups skim milk
- Fruit Topping:2 cups fresh sliced or whole fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches)
- Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Trace 2 8-inch circles on parchment paper (on baking sheets). In a large mixing bowl; Beat egg whites on high until soft peaks form.
- In a separate small bowl, Combine sugar, cornstarch and cream of tartar. One tablespoon at a time, add the sugar mixture to beaten egg whites, continuing to beat until sugar is fully dissolved and soft peaks form (rub a bit of meringue between thumb and finger to feel if the sugar has dissolved).
- Gently, fold in the almonds. Divide the mixture evenly among the 4 circles. Spread evenly to the edges of the circles. Bake the meringue layers in a preheated 250F oven for 1 ½ hours. Turn oven off. Leave pan sit in oven for another 30 minutes to an hour. Cool slightly; gently peel the paper from the bottom of the meringue layers, being careful not to crack or break them.
- In a large mixing bowl with a wire whisk, lightly Beat egg yolks. Add sugar and cornstarch; continue Whisking until mixed. Gradually, Beat in milk until combined. Cover; cook custard in microwave on high for 2 minutes; stir, cover, cook 2 more minutes; stire, cover, cook 1 more minute. Remove from microwave, stir and chill.
- To assemble torte, place one meringue layer on a serving plate. Gently spread a thin layer of cooled custard filling on top of meringue layer to within 1/2 -inch of edge. Top with ½ cup fresh fruit. Repeat with remaining layers. Cut and serve immediately.
Calories from Fat 44 (18%)
(8%)Total Fat 5g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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