*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Cherry Cream Torte
 
 Recipe By     : TASTE OF HOME DEC/JAN 1996
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Holiday
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      3 ounces      pac  each lady fingers
    2      Tablespoons   white grape or apple juice
    8      ounces        cream cheese -- softened
      2/3  cup           sugar
    1      teaspoon      almond extract -- divided
    2      cups          whipping cream -- whipped
   21      ounces        cherry pie filling
                         toasted almonds and additional
                         cream -- optional
 
 Split lady fingers lengthwise; brush with juice. Place a layer of lady fingers
around the sides and over the bottom of a lightly greased 9 springform pan. In a
mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; add sugar and 1/2 teaspoon extract.
Beat on medium for 1 minute.
 Fold in whipped cream. Spread half over crust. Arrange remaining lady fingers in
a spoke-like fashion. Spread evenly with the remaining cream cheese mixture.
Cover and chill overnight. Combine the pie filling and remaining extract; spread
over the cream cheese layer. Chill for at least 2 hours. To serve, remove sides
of pan. Garnish with almonds and whipped cream if desired.
 
 
 
 
 
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