Monday, October 10, 2011

The Monday Recipe Blog

Hello, happy Monday to you all! It's raining in Oklahoma, and we are happy for it - It's been a long, dry summer....

This blog features Lois Elaine Mueller's recipes every Monday. Lois' heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties.

Today's recipe is Cherry Torte.  Lois noted on her recipe card that it came from her friend, Etta Kistler. Michigan is known for its great cherry trees, and the Mueller family grew up on cherry desserts.  Everyone in Michigan knows that July is cherry season!

Lois Elaine's Cherry Torte:

28 soda crackers
1/4 c. melted oleo (butter or butter substitute)
3 egg white, beaten stiff
1/2 t. cream of tartar
3/4 c. white sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling

Crumble together the crackers and butter and press into a pan.  Let it sit in the oven for a little bit, then sit aside.
Mix the rest of the ingredients (except for the pie filling) together and spread over the cracker mixture in the pan.  Bake 30 minutes at 325 degrees.
Spread the pie filling over the cooled torte and serve with whipped cream.

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