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German   -   Meersburger Kirschen-Dessert (Cherry Desert Meeresburg)   adapted from unknown

  • 1 Pound Cherries; Tart -- Fresh
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese -- *
  • 3 Tablespoons Kirsch
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanillla Extract
  • 6 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Ounces Almonds -- Ground **
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Cup Cream -- Heavy
  • 12 Ladyfingers
Directions ----------------------------------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.
Serves 4
Time to Make 0:00

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