Total Time
10hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 hrs

From Taste of Home. My mom made this for Christmas several years ago. It is a very easy recipe but looks impressive. Plan ahead; this recipe needs to chill overnight and then an additional 2 hours after the final step the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition

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

Directions

  1. Split lady fingers lengthwise; brush with juice. Place a layer of lady.
  2. fingers around the sides and over the bottom of a lightly greased 9-in. springform pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; add sugar and 1/2 teaspoon extract. Beat on medium for 1 minute.
  4. Fold in whipped cream.
  5. Spread half over crust.
  6. Arrange remaining lady fingers in a spoke-like fashion.
  7. Spread evenly with the remaining cream cheese mixture.
  8. Cover and chill overnight.
  9. Combine the pie filling and remaining extract; spread over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  10. To serve, remove sides of pan. Garnish with almonds and whipped cream if desired.
  11. Yield: 16-18 servings.

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