Meersburger Kirschen-Dessert (Cherry Desert Meeres

         Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Desserts, German, Fruits

1 lb Cherries; tart, fresh 3 tb Kirsch 6 tb Sugar 2 tb ;water 12 Ladyfingers 8 oz Cream cheese; * 1/2 ts Vaillla extract 2 oz Almonds; ground ** 1 c 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. Posted to MealMaster Recipes List, Digest #159