Cherry Pretzel Torte

This Cherry Pretzel Torte recipe was altered from a recipe in a local cherry cookbook, “600 Very Cherry Recipes”, put out by farmers’ wives in the area in the early 1990s. I brought this to a Super Bowl party and it was a huge hit! It was pretty easy to make too. It could be even easier if you used Cherrier Cherry Pie Filling and store bough whipped cream but I like making my own and thought it was totally worth it (especially the whipped cream!).

cherry pretzel torte ingredients

cherry pretzel torte

pouring cherry pie filling into cherry pretzel torte

finished cherry pretzel torte

 

Crust:

  • 1 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 c. coarsley crushed pretzels

Melt butter in saucepan; add sugar and blend. Remove from heat; add crushed pretzels and stir lightly. Reserve 3/4 cup for topping. Press remainder of pretzel mixture into ungreased 9 x 13 inch pan and cool.

Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread 1/2 of cheese mixture over pretzel crust in pan. Carefully spread cherry pie filling over cheese mixture. Spread remaining cheese mixture over cherries. Top with reserved pretzel mixture.

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