California Cranberry Torte Recipe

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California Cranberry Torte
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  1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Draw three 8-in. circles on the paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, salt and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla.
  3. Insert a 1/2-in. round pastry tip #A1, in a pastry bag or heavy-duty plastic bag. Fill bag with meringue. Starting in the center of each circle on prepared sheets, pipe meringue in a spiral pattern until circle is completely filled. Bake at 250° for 1 hour. Turn oven off and let meringue dry in oven for 1 hour with door closed.
  4. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt cranberry sauce over medium heat. Add gelatin powder; stir until dissolved. Cool. In a chilled large bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar; fold 1 cup into cranberry mixture.
  5. To assemble, place 1 tablespoon of whipped cream in the center of serving platter to hold meringue in place. Top with a meringue shell; spread one-third of the cranberry mixture on top. Repeat with remaining meringue and cranberry mixture.
  6. Frost sides of torte with reserved whipped cream. If desired, a pastry bag can be used to decorate edges of torte. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Garnish with berries and mint just before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 133.85 Kcal (560 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.55g 9%
Cholesterol 20.55mg 7%
Sodium 43.07mg 2%
Potassium 49.94mg 1%
Total Carbs 19.29g 6%
Sugars 18.42g 74%
Dietary Fiber 0.02g 0%
Protein 2.14g 4%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Calcium 11.2mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 257.44 Kcal (1078 kJ)
Calories from fat 96.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.67g 9%
Cholesterol 39.53mg 7%
Sodium 82.84mg 2%
Potassium 96.05mg 1%
Total Carbs 37.09g 6%
Sugars 35.44g 74%
Dietary Fiber 0.05g 0%
Protein 4.11g 4%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0%
Calcium 21.5mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.1
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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