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Cherry Semifreddo with Orange Cherry Compote

Teri & Jenny
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 16
Calories 219 kcal


  • 1 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 2 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon Kirshwasser

cherry compote

  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole star anise


  • Place dried cherries and ¾ cup sugar in a food professor and pulse together 10 times. Set aside.
  • Beat egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks begin to form.
  • Gradually add remaining sugar and continue to beat until stiff, glossy peaks form. Set aside.
  • Whip cold cream together with Kirshwasser until soft peaks form.
  • Fold the meringue mixture into the cream; then fold the dried cherry mixture into the meringue and cream mixture.
  • Scoop the mixture into a large dish, cover and allow the semifreddo to freeze, about 5 hours.
  • Pour the ingredients of the compote into a saucepan, stir and simmer.
  • Once the mixture has slightly thickened, about 7 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Scoop the mixture over the semifreddo and serve.


  • *Makes 2 quarts


Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 717IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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