June 22, 2012

A Summer Dessert {Guest Post by Nela}

Alright, I confess!
 I don't actually have a grandmother named Ruth (though I did have a great-grandmother whose name was that). ;)
I got this recipe from off a calender that we have in our kitchen, and since I was curious on how this dish would turned out, I went ahead to make it for all you lovely readers of Summer Breeze. :)

As you take your first bite...the flavors begin to explode in your mouth! It's sweet in the middle, crunchy at the bottom, and creamy on top. It's a perfect treat to enjoy eating with good friends on a hot summer's day. Hope you enjoy! :) 

Grandma Ruth's Fruit Torte

3 egg whites
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
20 butter crackers, blended fine
1 cup nuts, blended fine
8 oz. package cream cheese
1 1/2 TBSP. milk
2 cans pie filling of choice (I used strawberry)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large container of whipped topping 

In a large bowl, beat egg whites at high speed until stiff. Fold in brown and white sugar. Then fold in blended crackers and nuts. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes in a 9 x 13-inch greased pan. Cool completely. 

In small bowl, mix cream cheese, milk, and powdered sugar. Beat well. Spread on top of first mixture. Spoon pie filling atop cream cheese layer. Spread whipped topping on pie filling layer. Chill for 6 hours.

 Bon Appétit!


Hi there! My name is Marianela, but everyone calls me Nela for short. ;) I'm a writer, a baker, a cook, a martial artist, a reader, a day-dreamer, a photographer-in-training, and a sinner saved by the grace of God. If you want to find out more about me, then check out my blogs at "Beloved Star" & Nel's Home Cooking. Hope to see you there! :)


  1. OOOhhhh!!!!!! Sounds delicious! i'll definitely try this recipe sometime!


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