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       Title: Meersburger Kirschen-Dessert (Cherry Desert Meeres
  Categories: German, Fruits, Desserts
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 lb Cherries; tart, fresh             1/2 ts Vaillla extract
       3 tb Kirsch                              2 oz Almonds; ground **
       6 tb Sugar                               1 c  Cream; heavy
 	    2 tb ;water 				 
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      12 ea Ladyfingers                         1 x  Pistachio nuts; chopped
       8 oz Cream cheese; *                
  
   *    Soften Cream Cheese to room temperature. **   Grind Almonds in the
   blender, if ground almonds are not available.
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   Wash and drain cherries.  Remove stones and reserve 8 whole cherries for
   garnish.  Place cherries in a bowl; add kirsch.  In a small pan boil 3 T
   sugar and the water for a minute to make a thin sugar syrup. Add syrup to
   cherries; stir to blend.  Cover and let soak for 20 minutes. Cut the
   ladyfingers in half, divide into 4 portions, and place in individual glass
   dishes.  Arrange cherries on top. Thoroughly blend cream cheese, 3 T sugar,
   vanilla extract, and ground almonds. Whip the cream and carefully fold it
   into the cream-cheese mixture. Spoon over the cherries. Garnish with the
   chopped pistachio nuts and whole cherries.
  
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