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Tasty Summer Treat – Cherry Dessert

German cuisine is famous for its substantial and somewhat “heavy” dishes – Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Schnitzel, etc. However there is a special offer for hot summer days: light and delicious German desserts. These are absolutely gorgeous dishes consisting of fruit, berries, cream, sugar, nuts, raisins and whatever you want to add in order to make the dessert even more tasty. Here is the recipe of the cherry dessert which can be cooked within an hour:

Cherry Dessert
(for 4 persons)


2 cups fresh cherries
3 tbsp. cherry brandy
6 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. water
12 lady’s fingers (grapes)
1 cup cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup ground almonds
1 cup cream
2 tbsp. chopped nuts for decoration (optional)


Wash and drain cherries. Remove stones and reserve 8 whole cherries for decoration. Place cherries in a bowl, add cherry brandy. In a small pan boil 3 tbsp. sugar and the water for a minute to make a thin sugar syrup. Add syrup to the cherries and stir to blend. Cover and let soak for 20 minutes. Cut the grapes in halves, divide into 4 portions, and place in individual glass dishes. Arrange cherries on top. Thoroughly blend cream cheese, 3 tbsp. sugar, vanilla extract, and ground almonds. Whip the cream and carefully add it into the cream cheese mixture. Spoon over the cherries. Decorate with the chopped nuts and whole cherries.

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