"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
3 dozen ladyfingers, split (3 packages) 2 c. butter 2 (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 2 T. strong coffee 1 T. cognac 1/2# blanched almonds, pulverized in blender 1 t. almond extract 1 (16 oz.) cherry pie filling
Line bottom and sides of 9" springform pan w/ladyfingers. Set aside. Beat butter til soft. Add milk, coffee and cognac. Fold in almonds and extract. Pour 1/2 mixture into pan. Top w/layer of ladyfingers. Repeat w/remaining mixture and ladyfingers. Top w/pie filling. Chill overnight. Unmold onto serving plate.
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