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White Chocolate Strawberry Torte

 White Chocolate Strawberry Torte
"This decadent dessert has proved popular at family gatherings," says Denise McNab of Warington, Pennsylvania.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 30 wafers)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • 3 cups whole medium fresh strawberries
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • Additional strawberries, halved

Directions

  • Set aside 2 tablespoons wafer crumbs. Combine almonds, butter and
  • remaining crumbs; press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in.
  • springform pan. Spoon 5 tablespoons of melted white chocolate over
  • crust; sprinkle with reserved wafer crumbs. Arrange whole
  • strawberries, tips up, over crumbs.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, juice
  • concentrate and vanilla. Beat in remaining white chocolate. In
  • another bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Stir 2 cups into the
  • creamed cheese mixture; mix well. Fold in remaining whipped cream.

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White Chocolate Strawberry Torte (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Spread between and over strawberries. Cover and chill for 3 hours or
  • overnight.
  • Carefully run a knife around sides of pan to loosen. Remove sides.
  • Arrange four 1-1/2-in.-wide strips of waxed paper over top; sprinkle
  • cocoa between strips. Remove waxed paper. Place halved strawberries
  • between cocoa rows. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 321 calories, 27 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 115 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.