Restaurant Recipes

Schreiner's Restaurant Ritz Nut Torte

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Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces coarsely crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts + finely chopped walnuts for garnish, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped with vanilla extract and powdered sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix crackers, 1/2 cup of the nuts and baking powder.
  3. Beat egg white and gradually add sugar. Beat until very stiff. Fold into cracker mixture and spread into a buttered 9-inch pie pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until done.
  5. Cool torte after baking.
  6. When cooled, top with sweetened whipped cream and sprinkle with remaining finely chopped walnuts.

Notes

Chocolate Ritz Torte: Add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder to crushed crackers. Substitute unsweetened chocolate shavings for crushed nuts.

Attribution

Schreiner's Restaurant, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel




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