Fresh Berry Lemon Cream Cheese Torte Recipe
Frozen puff pastry is readily available in the frozen food section of almost every grocery store. If possible, choose a brand made with real butter. You can also make your own, if you have time – homemade is buttery, flaky, and incredibly good, albeit a bit time consuming.
1/2 pound frozen puff pastry, either frozen or homemade, (1 sheet)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup water
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
4 ounces cream cheese, softened and cut into chunks
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
6 cups fresh berries, (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
1/2 to 3/4 cup orange marmalade, warmed and stirred to thin
2 cups sweetened whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
- Crust: Thaw the puff pastry and roll it out either into a 15" round or a 10" x 14" rectangle (about 1/4" thick).
- Place the pastry on the prepared baking sheet and prick the entire surface with a fork.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Do not underbake or the finished product will be soggy.
- Remove from the oven and cool thoroughly.
- Filling: Mix the 3/4 cup sugar and cornstarch in a microwaveable bowl; whisk in the water, lemon juice, grated zest, and egg yolks.
- Microwave on high power, whisking every minute or so, until clear and thick, 3-5 minutes.
- Add cream cheese and stir to melt.
- Cool while preparing meringue.
- Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add the 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Fold into the partially cooled lemon mixture.
- Spread the mixture evenly over the puff pastry.
- Scatter the berries over the filling.
- Brush liberally with the orange marmalade.
- Cover and chill thoroughly.
- To serve, cut into wedges; top with sweetened whipped cream.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 130
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 40% Protein 5% Carb. 55%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 61 mg
Sodium 159 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 77% Calcium 0% Iron 5%
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