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Cherry Pecan Torte Recipe
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Cherry Pecan Torte Recipe

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Field editor Dolores Lueken of Ferdinand, Indiana says, "Soda crackers are the 'secret ingredient' in this meringue.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups saltine crumbs
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 341 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in cream of tartar. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Fold in crumbs, pecans and vanilla.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool completely. Spread whipped cream over top. Spoon pie filling over cream. Chill for at least 1 hour. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Pecan Torte in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 341 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"I have made this recipe for years! It comes together easy, and the taste is phenomenal!! I have one nephew that doesn't even like cherries. But he LOVES this!"

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