MERINGUE: Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. line two 17 x 11" cookie sheets with parchment. Using springform pan bottom as guide, trace 2 circles on each parchment sheet. Invert parchment. Finely grind nuts and 1 T sugar in processor. Beat whites in large bowl to soft peaks, Gradually add 1 cup plus 3 T sugar and beat until still and glossy. Gently fold in nut mixture. Spoon meringue into large pastry bag fitted with 1/2" plain round tip. Pipe dab of meringue UNDER parchment at corners to secure fit to cookie sheets. Starting at the center of 1 circle, pipe meringue in a circular motion to form a solid coil and fill circle. Repeat with remaining 3 circles. Bake meringues until dry, about 2 1/2 hours. Carefully peel parchment from meringues. Gently place springform pan bottom atop 1 meringue to 8" rounds disk. Using serrated knife, cut round pan, trimming meringue to 8" round. Repeat with remaining rounds. LEMON CREAM: Whisk lemon juice, yolks, eggs and 1 c of sugar in large metal bowl. Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water. Whisk constantly until mixture thickens to consistency of softly whipped cream mad registers 160 F on a candy thermometer, about 13 minutes. Strain lemon curd through sieve. Press plastic wrap onto surface; chill until cold. Beat cream in medium bowl to soft peaks. Add 1 T sugar and beat until stiff. Fold cream into lemon curd. CONSTRUCTION: Place 1 meringue in bottom of the springform pan, trimming the edges with knife to fit into pan. Spoon 1 1/4 c lemon cream over. Place 2nd meringue in pan, trimming if needed. Gently press down until meringue touches cream. Spoon 1 1/4 c lemon cream over. Top with 3rd meringue and repeat process. (Reserve any leftover lemon cream for another use.) Freeze torte overnight. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Wrap and keep frozen.) RASPBERRY SAUCE: Puree` raspberries in processor. Strain into a bowl, pressing on seeds with back of spoon. Mix in sugar and lemon juice. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. SERVING: Wrap hot wet towel around pan sides. Release. Transfer to a platter; run icing spatula around sides to smooth out. Arrange raspberries atop torte. Serve with sauce.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (615g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 455 (53%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 50.6g||67 %|
|Saturated Fat 17.5g||88 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 21.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 7.9g|
|Cholesterol 2284.6mg||703 %|
|Sodium 452.2mg||16 %|
|Potassium 680.8mg||18 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 51.1g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16 %|
|Sugars, other 47.1g|
|Protein 53.1g||76 %|
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Calories per serving: 859
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