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Fabulous Fruit Torte

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Ingredients
  Egg whites 6
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Whipping cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Crushed pineapple 1 Cup (16 tbs), drained
  Maraschino cherries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), drained, chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 300°F.
2) In a bowl, combine egg whites, vanilla extract, and vinegar.
3) Beat until the mixture forms soft peaks.
4) Gradually add sugar to the bowl and continue beating until the mixture is stiff.
5) On a sheet of heavy brown paper, mark two 8" circles.
6) Cut both the circles and place on cookie sheet.

MAKING
7) On these circles, spread the meringue evenly.
8) Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, or until lightly colored.
9) Turn the oven off. Let it stand in the oven for 2 hours.
10) After 2 hours, take out and cool thoroughly on the cookie sheet.
11) Carefully remove the paper.
12) Meanwhile, whip 1 cup cream until stiff.
13) To the whipped cream, fold in pineapple and cherries.
14) Spread this mix between meringue layers and lightly press.
15) Chill in refrigerator overnight.

FINALIZING
16) Just before serving, whip the rest of the cream and frost the top and sides of torte.

SERVING
17) Serve chilled, garnished with cherry flowers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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