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Cherry Cheese Torte

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

12 servings

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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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