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Cherry-Berries Meringue Torte

Enjoy this delicious meringue torte filled with cream and topped with berries – a delightful dessert treat.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 18 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

Meringue Shell

3
large eggs
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4
cup granulated sugar

Cream Filling

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup whipping cream
1
cup miniature marshmallows

Cherry-Berry Topping

1 1/2
cups fresh strawberries
1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
1
teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • 1 About 30 minutes before making the meringue shell, place an egg separator over a small bowl. Crack open each egg over the egg separator to separate the white from the yolk. (Save egg yolks for another recipe.)
  • 2 Place the egg whites in a clean medium bowl, and let stand at room temperature up to 30 minutes.*
  • 3 Heat the oven to 275°F. Line a cookie sheet with a piece of foil or cooking parchment paper.
  • 4 Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites; beat with an electric mixer on high speed until mixture looks foamy. Beat in 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating about 5 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape mixture from side and bottom of bowl with a rubber spatula, until mixture is glossy and forms stiff peaks when beaters are lifted. (Do not underbeat because the meringue shell won’t hold its shape.) On the cookie sheet, shape the meringue into a 9-inch round with the back of a spoon, building up about a 1-inch side.
  • 5 Bake 1 hour 30 minutes. Turn off oven; leave meringue in oven with door closed 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack 2 hours longer.
  • 6 Place a medium bowl and the beaters of electric mixer in refrigerator to chill. These will be used to beat the whipping cream, which beats better in a cold bowl.
  • 7 Place block of cream cheese on a plate, and let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes to soften slightly. Or to soften cream cheese in the microwave, remove foil wrapper and place in microwavable bowl; microwave on Medium (50%) 45 to 60 seconds.
  • 8 In a large bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and the vanilla until mixed; set aside.
  • 9 Pour the whipping cream into the chilled bowl. Insert the chilled beaters in the electric mixer. Beat on high speed until whipped cream forms soft peaks when beaters are lifted. Gently fold the whipped cream and marshmallows into the cream cheese mixture.
  • 10 Place the meringue on a serving plate, and spoon the filling onto the meringue. Cover; refrigerate at least 12 hours to blend the flavors but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 11 Rinse the strawberries with cool water, and dry on paper towels. Cut out the hull, or “cap,” from each strawberry with the point of a paring knife. Cut the strawberries lengthwise into slices to measure 1 cup. In a medium bowl, stir together the pie filling, strawberries and lemon juice.
  • 12 To serve, spoon the berry mixture onto the filling. Or cut the meringue shell into serving pieces, and top each serving with the berry mixture.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

*Egg whites will have better volume when beaten at room temperature in a bowl that is clean and dry.

Line a cookie sheet with a piece of foil or cooking parchment paper. Drop meringue by 1/3 cupfuls onto cookie sheet. Shape into about 4-inch rounds, building up about 1/2-inch sides. Bake 1 hour. Turn off oven; leave meringues in oven with door closed 1 hour 30 minutes. Finish cooling at room temperature, about 2 hours. Make Cream Filling as directed; divide among meringue shells. Cover; refrigerate at least 12 hours but no longer than 24 hours. Make Cherry-Berry Topping; serve with meringues.

Shape meringue with the back of a spoon into a round, building up the side.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
59g
59%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
55g
55%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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