Pineapple cheese torte

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
-Pat-In-The-Pan Crust:
1 cup All-purpose flour
1¼ cup Confectioners' sugar
¼ cup Finely chopped almonds
⅓ cup Butter or margarine, softened Filling:
2 packs (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
½ cup Sugar
2 Eggs
⅔ cup Unsweetened pineapple juice Pineapple Topping:
¼ cup All-purpose flour
¼ cup Sugar
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, juice drained and reserved
½ cup Whipping cream Fresh strawberries, optional

Combine crust ingredients; pat into the bottom of a 12-in. x 8-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 350! for 20 minutes. Beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl until fluffy; beat in sugar and eggs. Stir in juice.

Pour filling over hot crust. Bake at 350! for 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a saucepan. Stir in 1 cup of reserved pineapple juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; fold pineapple. Cool. Whip cream until stiff peaks form; fold into topping. Spread carefully over dessert. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Garnish with strawberries if desired.

Yield: 12-16 servings.

From the files of Al Rice, North Pole Alaska. Feb 1994

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