Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
8 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

This lower-fat substitute for Schaum Torte--basically, a large meringue filled with strawberries and topped with whipped cream, is guaranteed to satisfy every chocoholic in the house.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°.

Step 2

To prepare meringue, cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Draw a 9-inch circle on paper. Turn paper over; secure with masking tape. Place egg whites and salt in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add juice and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.

Step 3

Spoon egg white mixture into 9-inch circle on prepared baking sheet. Shape meringue into a nest with 1-inch sides using the back of a spoon. Bake at 200° for 1 hour. Turn oven off; cool meringue in closed oven for 30 minutes. Carefully remove meringue from paper.

Step 4

To prepare topping, place chocolate and water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 1 minute or until chocolate melts, stirring every 20 seconds.

Step 5

Arrange berries on top of meringue; drizzle with chocolate sauce. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

rstarrlemaitre's Review

March 19, 2012
The meringue is perfect on the edges - but gets soggy in the middle under the fruit. I'll stick to bite-sized cookies next time, but this was fun for a novelty. Skip the tempered chocolate step and just drizzle on chocolate syrup.

moogoesthecow7's Review

November 23, 2009
pavlova influence??? if the meringue isnt turning out right try using the recipe from the meringe in pavlova, it has some differences for example the addition of vinegar