*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               MEERSBURGER KIRSCHEN-DESSERT (CHERRY DESERT M
 
 Recipe By     : 
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Fruits
                 Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Cherries -- Tart, Fresh
    3       tb           Kirsch
    6       tb           Sugar
    2       tb            -- Water
   12                    Ladyfingers
    8       oz           Cream Cheese -- *
      1/2   ts           Vanilla Extract
    2       oz           Almonds -- Ground **
    1       c            Cream -- Heavy
                         -----GARNISH-----
                         Pistachio Nuts -- Chopped
 
   *    Soften Cream Cheese to room temperature. ** Grind Almonds in the
   blender, if ground almonds are not available.
   +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++
   Wash and drain cherries.  Remove stones and reserve 8 whole cherries for
   garnish. Place cherries in a bowl; add kirsch. In a small pan boil 3 T
   sugar and the water for a minute to make a thin sugar syrup. Add syrup to
   cherries; stir to blend. Cover and let soak for 20 minutes. Cut the
   ladyfingers in half, divide into 4 portions, and place in individual glass
   dishes.  Arrange cherries on top. Thoroughly blend cream cheese, 3 T sugar,
   vanilla extract, and ground almonds. Whip the cream and carefully fold it
   into the cream-cheese mixture. Spoon over the cherries. Garnish with the
   chopped pistachio nuts and whole cherries.
  
 
 
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -