Celebrate National Strawberry Day with our fav Strawberry Schaum Torte Pie

Celebrate National Strawberry Day with our fav Strawberry Schaum Torte Pie

Unless you are from Wisconsin you probably have not heard of Shaum Torte. My childhood is filled with fabulous memories of my sweet Grandma Lily baking Schaum Torte for special occasions. And, I thought  there is no better way to celebrate National Strawberry Day than with juicy strawberries drizzled over one of my favorite desserts – Schaum Torte. Elsewhere this dessert is called Pavlova.  

Schaum Torte

3 to 4 egg whites
¾ cup sugar
¼ tsp cream of tartar
Sugared strawberries

Slice strawberries and gently toss with some sugar and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Place egg whites in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 275°F.

Gradually beat in sugar, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, and cream of tartar on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.  

Spread into a greased pie plate and bake for 50-60 minutes or until very lightly browned.

Turn off the oven and let cool in the oven for at least one hour.

Slice into 8 servings. This is so delish you may only get two giant servings  out of it. I have been known to stand at the kitchen sink and just eat a slice or two.

Yield: 8 servings

Serve each slice with a scoop of ice cream, sugared strawberries and a dollop of whip cream.

Tip: When you separate your eggs, make sure not even one baby speck of yolk gets in there. The teeniest speck of fat will prevent your egg whites from whipping up properly.  You also need a really clean mixing bowl.

If you are out of time one of my favorite ways to enjoy strawberries is to slice strawberries and top with half and half and sprinkle with a little sugar and serve with some warm conversation. Gary loves this dessert and you will too!