Chocolate-Almond Torte

Recipe from

Southern Living


3 shortbread finger cookies, crushed
3 tablespoons slivered almonds
1/3 cup walnut pieces
1 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package semisweet chocolate squares, chopped
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon almond liqueur
4 large eggs
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar


Press crushed cookies evenly into bottom of a buttered 8-inch springform pan; set aside.

Process almonds, walnuts, and 1 cup sugar in a food processor until ground, stopping once to scrape down sides. Transfer mixture to a bowl; set aside.

Combine chocolate and butter in a 1-quart glass measuring cup; microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 3 to 4 minutes or until melted, stirring after each minute. Let stand 15 minutes.

Stir almond liqueur into nut mixture. Add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring just until blended after each addition. Stir in chocolate mixture. Pour over cookies in pan.

Bake at 325° for 35 to 40 minutes or until set; cool completely. Remove sides from pan.

Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form, and serve with torte.

Note: Torte may be chilled. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. For testing, we used Walker Shortbread Fingers.

October 1996
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