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Loretta's Creamy Pretzel Torte

No recipe image available.Sure to become a favorite 'go-to' dessert for its ease in preparation, its make-ahead benefits and its great taste.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups finely crushed pretzel sticks (9 ounce package)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups whipping cream, whipped
2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine pretzel crumbs, butter and sugar. Press 3/4 of the mixture into a 9x13-inch pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; cool completely.
  2. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with electric mixer until smooth. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Blend until smooth.
  3. Spread half of cream cheese mixture over cooled pretzel layer.
  4. Spread cherry pie filling evenly over cheese layer.
  5. Spread remaining half of cream cheese mixture over cherries.
  6. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 of pretzel crumb mixture on top just before serving.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.