Party Cherry Torte
|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)|
|Heavy cream||1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped|
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 300Â° about 40 minutes or till dry on outside.
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.
Line shell with half the whipped cream.
Fill with cherry mixture; top with remaining whipped cream.