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Cherry Torte Recipe

3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 c. sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 c. minced walnuts
1/2 c. saltine cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking pwdr


Beat egg whites and salt till foamy. Gradually add in sugar; beat to stiff peaks. Add in vanilla. Combine nuts, cracker crumbs and baking pwdr; fold into egg white mix. Spread in well greased 9 inch pie pan, building up sides. Bake in preheated 300 degree oven for about 40 min. Cold. Meanwhile, drain cherries, reserving juice. Combine juice, sugar, salt and cornstarch, mixing well. Cook, stirring till mix boils and is clear and thickened. Cold. Spread about half of whipped cream over torte shell. Spoon cherry mix over top; garnish with remaining whipped cream. Refrigeratefor several hrs. Serves 6. (If you like, substitute #2 can prepared cherry pie filling for thickened cherries.)

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