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Cherry Cheese Torte

We always feel special when Mom brings out this delightful dessert, whether it's for a Sunday dinner or a holiday meal. You can't help but impress people when you set this lovely torte in front of them. -Lisa Radelet, Boulder, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry or blueberry pie filling


  • Place a layer of ladyfingers on the bottom and around the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Beat in lemon juice and zest. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Spread half over crust.
  • Arrange remaining ladyfingers in a spoke pattern over top. Evenly spread with the remaining cream cheese mixture. Top with pie filling. Refrigerate overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 353 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • acre2099
    Dec 31, 2015

    I have been making this for years now, since I first seen it. I have changed it up some over the years. I now make it with a graham cracker crust versus the Lady finger (Up here it is hard to find them), in a 9x13 inch pan.Whenever I make it, there are smiles all around. No one has not fallen in love with this. Remember to double the graham cracker recipe (most are for a 9" cake pan).

  • robertahammond
    Dec 13, 2013

    This is so refreshing after a large meal. I have made it 3 times and we all love just like it is!

  • karen1028
    Dec 12, 2011

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  • H-Squared
    Mar 19, 2010

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  • JoanieS
    Dec 23, 2009

    One of our favorites for Christmas!

  • aaldape
    Feb 19, 2009

    A fabulous desert!

  • mums the word
    Dec 9, 2007

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  • dyana.steeves
    May 7, 2007

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  • Lyn
    Feb 13, 2007

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