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Macadamia Browned Butter Cherry Torte
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1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 (3.5-ounce) jar (3/4 cup) macadamia nuts or almonds

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (whites only)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup sliced almonds

Powdered sugar

1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped, sweetened, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Butter and flour 8-inch square baking pan. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 5-10 minutes or until butter foams and turns delicate golden color. Remove from heat. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place flour, brown sugar, macadamia nuts and salt in food processor fitted with metal blade or 5-cup blender container. Cover; process 30-60 seconds until nuts are very finely chopped.

  4. STEP 4

    Beat egg whites in bowl at high speed until foamy. Continue beating, gradually adding granulated sugar, until glossy and stiff peaks form.

  5. STEP 5

    Very gently stir nut mixture into egg whites. (Do not over stir.)

  6. STEP 6

    Very gently stir browned butter and vanilla into egg mixture. (Do not over stir.)

  7. STEP 7

    Spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cover with aluminum foil during last 10 minutes of baking.

  8. STEP 8

    Run knife along inside of pan. Cool 15 minutes. (Center will sink slightly upon cooling.)

  9. STEP 9

    Invert onto cooling rack. Invert again onto serving plate so torte is right-side up. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

  10. STEP 10

    Serve warm or cool with cherry pie filling and whipped cream, if desired.

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