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Strawberry Chocolate Torte

 Strawberry Chocolate Torte
"I made this special dessert for my husband on Valentine's Day, and he really enjoyed it," relates Suzanne Zick of Iron Station, North Carolina. "It's pretty simple and tastes wonderful!" In the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, the word was "Yum!" when we tried this refrigerator torte. Tucked inside the chocolate crumb crust is a fluffy chocolate filling with a layer of fresh berries.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 10 whole crackers)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate


  • In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup butter. In a small bowl, combine the
  • cracker crumbs,butter and sugar until crumbly. Press onto the bottom
  • and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; Chill.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the whipped topping, sour cream and
  • pudding mix until blended. Spread half over crust. Arrange
  • strawberries over the top. Spread with remaining filling.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and remaining butter; stir until
  • smooth. Cool to room temperature. Drizzle over filling. Refrigerate
  • for at least 4 hours before serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 313 calories, 18 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 309 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.