Meringue Torte

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From: American Egg Board

Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 60 min.
Cook Time: 2 hr. 10 min.
Total: 3 hr. 10 min.
Layered with fruit and sweet custard, this torte is sure to impress your guests.


  • Meringue Discs8 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 Filling4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • Fruit Topping2 cups fresh sliced or whole fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches)


  • Line two 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 Tbs at a time, add the sugar mixture to beaten egg whites, continuing to beat until sugar is fully dissolved and soft peaks form.
  • 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 250°F oven for 1 ½ hours. Turn oven off. Let 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; stir, 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.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 195
  Calories from Fat 62 (32%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(35%)Cholesterol 106mg
(3%)Sodium 81mg
(9%)Potassium 312mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(19%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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