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Pecan Meringue Torte

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Ingredients
  Egg whites 4
  Superfine sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vinegar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Raspberries/6 tablespoon apricot jam 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Superfine sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Dusting)
  Strawberries 8 (Dusted With Sugar For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) On a parchment paper mark two 9- inch circles, cover a baking with this parchment paper.

MAKING
1) Beat the egg whites until it is stiff.
2) Add superfine sugar, and continue beating till it is very stiff and forms a peak consistency.
3) Add vinegar, almond extract and fold in the nuts.
4) Divide the meringue mix into two portions and spoon each portion over the circle.
5) Smooth the top with a damp spatula, but do not press.
6) Bake for 35 minutes
7) Turn off the heat and allow the meringue to cool inside the oven.
8) Whip the heavy cream until firm and fluffy.
9) Add raspberries or apricot jam and sweeten to taste.

FINISHING
10) Spread the cream mixture over 1 meringue and place the other on top.
11) Dust it with confectioner’ sugar.

SERVING
12) Garnish with fresh strawberries.

TIPS
13) You can also try piping the meringue mix on the parchment paper, it appears better than the plain meringue.
14) If some of your cream mixture is left, pipe it on the top of the upper meringue, it help to put the strawberries.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Pecan
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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