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             Meersburger Kirschen-dessert (Cherry Desert Meeres
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : German                           Fruits
                 Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Pound         Cherries; Tart, Fresh
    3      Tablespoons   Kirsch
    6      Tablespoons   Sugar
    2      Tablespoons   Water
   12                    Ladyfingers
    8      Ounces        Cream Cheese
      1/2  Teaspoon      Vanillla Extract
    2      Ounces        Almonds; Ground
    1      Cup           Cream; Heavy
                         ----------GARNISH-----------
                         Pistachio Nuts; Chopped
 
 *    Soften Cream Cheese to room temperature. **   Grind Almonds in the blender,
if ground almonds are not available.
 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++ 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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