Esterhazy Torte/Esterhazyschnitten/Almond Meringue Slices
80 mins (prep 60, cooking 20)
14 ingredients
8 servings
This is not a simple recipe but it's worth it! It's from the cookbook, "Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague" by Rick Rodgers. It is composed of six thin, nut meringue layers made with a mixture of ground hazelnuts and almonds (you can also use just almonds or just hazelnuts). The layers are filled with a kirsch buttercream and the top layer is covered with an apricot glaze and is then covered with a faux fondant icing which is feathered with melted dark chocolate (it looks like a Napolean). You can make this 2 days ahead, cover and refrigerate.

Categories:  fruit , kosher , nuts , <-4-hours , hungarian , time-to-make , holiday , chocolate , european , cakes , austrian , vegetarian , dessert ,
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Serving Size (107.6 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 536.79 Calories from Fat 309.33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34.37g 423.07%
Saturated Fat 16.75g 669.86%
Trans Fat 0.98g %
Cholesterol 73.94mg 197.16%
Sodium 112.4mg 37.47%
Total Carbohydrate 51.31g 136.84%
Dietary Fiber 1.61 g 51.5%
Sugars 45.52 g %
Protein 7.72g 123.57%
Vitamin A 768.68IU% Vitamin C 1.79mg%
Calcium 205.68mg% Iron 0.85mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced almonds, confectioners' sugar, large egg whites, large egg yolks, apricot glaze, sliced almonds, confectioners' sugar, warm water, warm water