Post by chief_cook2 on Feb 9, 2004 11:16:04 GMT -6
3 egg whites, room temperature 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp cream of tartar 3/4 c. sugar, extra fine 1 T (scant) cornstarch 1 tsp vanilla 1c whipping cream 1/2 c almonds, optional 1 to 2 T confectioners' sugar 1 to 1/2 c assorted fresh fruits -kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, peaches etc.
Heat oven to 250 degrees F. Bitter 8" pie pan or spring form pan. Beat eggs until stiff, add salt and cream of tartar. Add cornstarch to sugar and add to egg whites one tablespoon at a time. Add vanilla and beat until stiff and glossy. Spoon meringue into pie plate. Spread to make circle and make a depression. Bake for 1 hour. Turn off oven and leave meringue in oven to cool gradually for 2 hours or over night. To serve; prepare fruit, whip cream until stiff. Beat in confectioners' sugar and fold in nuts, if desired, Heap whipped cream into depression, Smooth and arrange fresh fruit in symmetrical and attractive pattern.