Strawberry party dessert

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Egg whites; room temperature
½ teaspoon Cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla; divided
1 cup Sugar
2 cups Sifted powdered sugar
½ cup Butter or margarine
3 Egg yolks
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Grated lemon peel
1 pint Fresh strawberries
½ cup Whipping cream
2 tablespoons Powdered sugar

Combine first 3 ingredients with ½ teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl. Beat until partially stiff. Add sugar gradually, beating until stiff. Spread meringue about 1 inch thick over buttered 9 inch pie pan, building a high, fluffy border. Bake at 275ø for 1 hour or until meringue is cream colored and feels dry and firm. Meringue shell will crack while baking. Let cool in pan. Cream powdered sugar, butter, and egg yolks until light and fluffy.

Beat in lemon juice and peel. Spread over meringue shell. Wash, drain and hull berries, reserving several berries for garnish. Arrange berries over creamy layer, pressing down lightly. Whip cream, powdered sugar and remaining vanilla until stiff. Spread over berries. Chill several hours.

Garnish with berries. Yield: 8 servings.

MARY SUE JACOBS (MRS. JOHN)

From <Traditions:ATasteoftheGoodLife>, by the Little Rock (AR) Junior League. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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