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Party Cherry Torte

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The party cherry torte is a delicious and cherry filled torte made with luxuriant whipped cream in a in a tote shell. Prepared from scratch, this party cherry torte is a rich and creamy dessert that is sweet and dreamy and loaded with indulgence.
Ingredients
  Egg whites 3
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Dash
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Walnuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped
  Saltine cracker crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Canned frozen pitted tart red cherries 20 Ounce (One # 2 Can/ 2.5 Cup 16 Tablespoon)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
Directions

Beat egg whites with vanilla and salt till foamy.
Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating to stiff peaks.
Mix nuts, cracker crumbs, and baking powder; fold into egg whites.
Spread in well greased 9 inch pie plate, building up sides.
Bake at 300° about 40 minutes or till dry on outside.
Cool.
Drain cherries, reserving syrup.
Combine 3/4 cup of the syrup and 1/4 CUP sugar; heat to boiling.
Add cherries; cook 10 minutes.
Mix cornstarch with remaining cold cherry syrup; add to hot mixture.
Cook, stirring constantly, till thick and clear.
Cool.
Line shell with half the whipped cream.
Fill with cherry mixture; top with remaining whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
6

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