Strawberry & Pistachio Meringue Torte

by Anna Olson
Strawberry & Pistachio Meringue Torte

Strawberry & Pistachio Meringue Torte is on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

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Strawberry & Pistachio Meringue Torte

Strawberry & Pistachio Meringue Torte

Serves: 12 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

Pistachio Meringue (Dacquoise):

  • 1/3 cup (40 g) coarsely chopped shelled pistachios, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 cup (130 g) icing sugar, divided, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp (100 g) ground almonds
  • 5 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • Green food colouring paste or gel (optional)

Cream & Assembly:

  • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) whipping cream
  • ½ cup (125 mL) crème Fraiche
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste)
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam or apple jelly
  • Chopped pistachios, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (10°C). Very lightly grease three 8-inch (20 cm) round cake pans and line the bottoms and sides with parchment paper.
  2. Pulse the pistachios with ½ cup (65 g) of the icing sugar until the pistachios are finely ground. Toss this with the ground almonds and the remaining ½ cup (65 g) of icing sugar and set aside.
  3. Using electric beaters or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment, whip the egg whites with the cream of tartar on high speed until frothy and slowly pour in the granulated sugar while whipping, and continue to whip until the whites hold a stiff peak when the beaters are lifted. Fold the nut mixture into the whites by hand in two additions (the first addition doesn’t have to be fully combined before adding the next.) Stir in food coloring, adding one drop at a time, if using. Divide the batter between the pans and spread gently to level them. Dust the tops of the pans with icing sugar and sprinkle with a few chopped pistachios. Bake the layers for 30 to 35 minutes, until you see browning just at the outside edges. Cool the layers in their pans on a rack.
  4. To assemble, whip the cream until it holds a soft peak and whip in the crème Fraiche, icing sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla. Slice 2 cups (500 mL) of the strawberries into one bowl and quarter the remaining 1 cup (250 mL) of strawberries into another. Spoon a bit of the jam into each bowl (if using apple jelly, you can melt it in the microwave for about 10 seconds, until liquified) and stir the berries to coat.
  5. To assemble the torte, place one meringue layer onto a cake stand or platter. Dollop and spread a third of the cream to cover this and arrange half of the sliced strawberries on top. Sprinkle this with a little chopped pistachio. Top this with the second meringue layer, followed by another third of the cream, the remaining sliced strawberries, and pistachios. Top with the third meringue layer. Dollop the last of the cream on top, but do not spread this to the edges. Spoon the quartered strawberries over the cream, trying to keep them centered but a natural tumbling down is quite pretty. Finish with a final sprinkle of pistachios and a dusting of icing sugar. Chill the torte until ready to serve.

Notes

The cake is best enjoyed within 6 hours of assembly – the meringue layers will soften and slice just like a traditional cake.

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