Lemon-Pecan Torte

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Title: Lemon-Pecan Torte
Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Jewish, Bakery, Ethnic, Holiday

Ingredients:

-----------------------------------TORTE-----------------------------------
2 tb Matzoh meal
7 Eggs,separated
3/4 c Sugar
2 c Pecans,coarsely ground
1 tb Lemon rind
1 tb Lemon juice


-----------------------------------GLAZE-----------------------------------
1 Egg yolk
1/3 c Lemon juice
1/2 c Sugar
1 ts Margarine
1 tb Lemon rind

1. Preheat oven to 325'F. Grease 9" springform pan; dust with matzoh meal.

2. Prepare Torte: Whisk yolks and sugar in large bowl to blend. Stir in
pecans and lemon rind. Beat egg whites and lemon juice in large bowl until
stiff but not dry peaks form. Stir 1/4 of whites into yolk mixture. Fold in
remaining whites until blended. Scrape into prepared pan.

3. Bake in 325'F oven for 1 hour or until firm in center to touch. Cool on
wire rack for 15 minutes. Cake will sink in center.

4. Meanwhile, prepare Glaze: Combine yolk, lemon juice, sugar and margarine
in small saucepan. Bring to simmering over medium heat, whisking
constantly. Off heat, stir in rind.

5. Pokes holes in top of cake with long skewer. With cake still in
springform pan, spooon glaze over. Let stand a few minutes so glaze seeps
in. Remove cake from pan by running thin knife around rim to release cake;
remove sides. Garnish with lemon peel, if you wish.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini