Berry Cheese Torte Recipe

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Berry Cheese Torte Recipe
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Berry Cheese Torte Recipe

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We love this torte for the Fourth of July, or really any summer gathering when berries are abundant. It looks fancy, but is really easy to prepare. —Deborah Hitchcock, Granite Falls, Washington
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed gingersnap cookies (about 20 cookies)
  • 3/4 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 25 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1-3/4 cups white grape juice
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, wafer crumbs, walnuts and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over grape juice; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until partially set, about 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust.
Place berries in a large bowl; add gelatin mixture and gently stir to coat. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Berry Cheese Torte in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 273 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1 cup crushed gingersnap cookies (about 20 cookies)
  • 3/4 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 25 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1-3/4 cups white grape juice
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  1. In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, wafer crumbs, walnuts and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over grape juice; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until partially set, about 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust.
  5. Place berries in a large bowl; add gelatin mixture and gently stir to coat. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Berry Cheese Torte in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p21

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CV*OR*RN User ID: 2511430 169570
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"This is super simple to make and tastes AMAZING! I did not have any trouble with it setting up, just followed the directions and have made it many times."

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margesarge0628 User ID: 5980016 115668
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"The gelatin did not set for mine for quite a while, maybe an hour and a half. Other than that, nice light treat for spring/summer!"

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JanaG User ID: 1470524 182481
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"I put it in the freezer after 45 minutes and it partially set up 15 minutes later."

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aggiefoodies User ID: 3404161 100718
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2009

"Help! The white grape juice and gelatin doesn't partially set, even after an hour in the refrigerator. Is 1-3/4 cup of juice too much?

Thanks!
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