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Meringue Torte with Peppermint Cream

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 20 min. + cooling


8 servings

The mother of my brother-in-law, Bill, often made this melt-in-your-mouth torte. A few years after she passed away, I surprised him by serving it at Christmas. He was delighted.—Christine Venzon, Peoria, Illinois
Meringue Torte with Peppermint Cream Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 2 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup crushed soft peppermint candies
  • Chocolate curls
  • Additional crushed soft peppermint candies


  1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Add water, vinegar, extract, salt and, if desired, food coloring; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°. With a pencil, draw three 8x5-in. rectangles on parchment. Place paper, pencil marks down, on baking sheets. Spread meringue evenly over each rectangle.
  3. Bake 20 minutes. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1-1/2 hours. Remove from oven; cool on baking sheets. When cooled completely, remove meringues from paper.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread a third of the chocolate mixture over each meringue. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold in peppermint candies.
  5. Place a chocolate-covered meringue on a serving plate; top with a third of the peppermint cream. Repeat layers twice. Top with chocolate curls and additional crushed candies.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 304 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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