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Cherry Cream Torte

When you set this gorgeous dessert on the table, your guests will sing your praises. You're the only one who has to know how simple it is to prepare. -Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16-18 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers
  • 2 tablespoons white grape or apple juice
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract, divided
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • Toasted sliced almonds and additional whipped cream, optional


  • Split ladyfingers lengthwise; brush with juice. Place a layer of ladyfingers around the sides and over the bottom of a lightly greased 9-in. springform pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; add sugar and 1/2 teaspoon extract. Beat on medium for 1 minute. Fold in whipped cream. Spread half over crust.
  • Arrange remaining ladyfingers in a spoke-like fashion. Spread evenly with the remaining cream cheese mixture. Cover and chill overnight.
  • Combine the pie filling and remaining extract; spread over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. to serve, remove sides of pan. Garnish with almonds and whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 221 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • kdfields
    Nov 6, 2014

    I have no doubt this is delicous as is; I haven't made it yet but plan to make it for Thanksgiving. Has anyone ever tried it with mascarpone cheese? If so, do you recommend I substitute it ounce for ounce and would it it completely alter the taste of the dish or maybe just 'enhance' it (if that's possible:-) I just LOVE mascarpone cheese in desserts. Thanks!

  • deb-52
    Aug 15, 2011

    best recipe ever, easy to make and when you bring it anywhere people think its beautiful and light to eat.

  • pjincze
    Dec 18, 2009

    This recipe is not only gorgeous but absolitley delicious. I have made it several times using the apple juice.