Impress your loved ones with a torte

February 12, 2014

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Show someone how much you care by whipping up something special this Valentine’s Day.

Lorie Roach’s Layers of Love Torte is the perfect treat!

Each layer has a distinct flavor, but they combine to create an overall richness that is simply to-die-for. Easy to prepare and pretty to serve, this one is a must-try.

See step-by-step photos of Lorie’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/torte.

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“This torte is easy, yet elegant!”

- Lorie Roach, Buckatunna, Miss. (Pop. 3,689)

Layers of Love Torte

What You Need

1 pkg chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crumbled or ground in a food processor

6 tbsp butter, melted and cooled

2 c heavy cream

1 1/4 c powdered sugar, divided

12 ounces of cream cheese, softened to room temp, divided

1/2 c cookie butter

3 tbsp heavy cream, divided

1/2 cup of hazelnut spread

1/2 c peanut butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Place a 9-inch spring form pan on a baking sheet.

Stir together the cookie crumbs and the melted butter until just moistened. Press the crumbs evenly over the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

Bake for 10 min, then cool completely on wire rack.

Beat 2 c of the heavy cream with a wire whisk until foamy. Slowly add 1/4 c powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until needed.

In another bowl, beat 4 oz cream cheese, 1/3 c powdered sugar, 1/2 c cookie butter, and 1 tbsp heavy cream until very smooth. Fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream to the cookie butter mixture and spread evenly in the bottom of the crust.

Rinse out bowl and beaters and beat another 4 oz cream cheese, 1/3 c powdered sugar, 1/2 cup hazelnut spread, and 1 c heavy cream until smooth. Fold in another 1/3 of the whipped cream. Spread evenly on cookie butter layer.

Rinse bowl and beat the remaining cream cheese, 1/3 c powdered sugar, 1/2 c peanut butter, and 1 tbsp heavy cream. Fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread over hazelnut spread layer.

• Chill torte in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight.

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