Monday, February 1, 2016

Orange Angel Torte

Sunday the 17th was a celebration; it was the 2 year anniversary of my dearly beloved's triple bypass.  He gripes about my letting the surgeon slice him open; I celebrate every day that he is alive and well.  So to commemorate that date which I remember so very vividly, I made him a lovely, (relatively) heart friendly pie.


ORANGE ANGEL TORTE

Torte shell:

4 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat the whites with the cream of tartar until foamy; add the vanilla and continue beating, slowly adding the sugar until the egg whites are stiff.  Spread in a greased pie plate and bake at 275F for one hour.  Turn off the oven and don't open the door until it cools to room temperature.

Filling:

1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 eggs
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tsp vanilla extract

Whisk together the sugar and cornstarch in a pan; add the lemon juice and orange juice and cook until it thickens.  Whisk in the eggs and cook for another minute, then remove from the heat, add the vanilla, and allow it to cool.  When it's cooled, spread it in the cooled torte shell.  Top with whipped cream, if desired, or add a little to each slice as it's served.

For a pie, this is diet food.  With only 2 egg yolks, it's pretty heart-healthy.  Mostly, it's just delicious.

Happy Monday, everyone!  Maybe I"ll get back to regular posts one of these weeks!

8 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Yum, that's a good one
Lily & Edward

My Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmm that is mouth watering, Have a great week Diane

Pam said...

I am so glad he will here to celebrate with you for many. many years to come!!! I think the torte looks amazing.

Sue said...

Sounds good but like a lot of work.

Did I hear there's another dog in your extended family? We need an introduction.

grace said...

egg whites are everyone's friend! what a delightfully light dessert. :)

altadenahiker said...

That's an anniversary worth celebrating.

Pam Greer said...

The perfect anniversary to celebrate!!

~~louise~~ said...

Has it been two years already Marjie??? WOW the time is sure flying:) Wishing you two love birds many, many more years of health and happiness!!!

LOVE that Angel Torte. I actually made something quite similar the other day. You are not going to believe how utterly easy peasy it was. It's called 2 ingredient lemon bars. All you need is a box of Angel food cake mix that only needs water added (shutter} and a 22 oz. can of lemon pie filling {shutter; shutter} mix them together with a fork (I used a spatula) and bake them for 30 minutes in a 13x9 pan! They were sooooooo yummy! Here's the link if you want to check out the recipe http://rachelschultz.com/2012/09/23/two-ingredient-lemon-bars/

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...