Friday, June 25, 2010

Cherry Torte

This is my dad's favorite dessert. My grandma used to make it for her family. Whenever we'd have it at their house my grandpa would eat the cherries for me. Now dad does. Lately though I've split the recipe into two dishes and made one with the cherries and one with just a little of the filling for my nephew and I. 

Cherry Torte                                                                                          Printable Recipe

1 can cherry pie filling
1 cup powdered sugar
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened (can use light)
1 package Dream Whip ( plus 1/2 c milk and 1/2 t vanilla)
10 graham crackers (this means 40 of the little rectangles)
6 Tablespoons butter, melted

Add crackers to a gallon bag and use a rolling pin to make into crumbs. The smaller the better.
Add to butter and mix til crumbly.
Mix Dream Whip according to directions using the Dream Whip packet, milk, and vanilla.
Add softened cream cheese and powdered sugar and mix until creamy.
Layer 3/4 of the butter crumb mixture in the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish. (I used a smaller dish here since I split it.)
Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture onto crust.
Then pie filling...
Then the rest of the cream cheese mixture...
Sprinkle with remaining butter crumb mixture.
Refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
Pretty individual desserts in a parfait glass. 


  1. What a delicious sounding torte. Cool desserts like that are just perfect for summer. I'd love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)

  2. I'm not a big cherry fan so I'm thinking blueberry pie filling would be good in this!

    1. i think lemon would also be yummy here too!

  3. G'day! Looks lovely indeed, TRUE!
    Could go for a slice now please too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  4. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday!

  5. Jenny, just to let you know that I featured this recipe in an article in the Daily Dish Magazine that I wrote about cherries. It will be published 7/26/13 @ 9EST.

  6. G'day! GREAT torte Jenny, true!
    Love the step by step! So inspirational too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. Love this recipe and I need to make it again soon.

  8. What a pretty desert! And so easy! I see all the different variations you could do to Taylor to different holidays. :)

  9. A dessert I love. It is so easy and pretty and delicious.