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Elegant Cheese Torte Recipe

Elegant Cheese Torte Recipe

Rich and creamy, this eye-catching torte makes quite an impression. Every time I take it to a party, it receives rave reviews!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 jar (5-3/4 ounces) pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and chopped
  • 8 cups (32 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Grapes and assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Remove 3-1/2 cups to a small bowl; stir in pepper and set aside. Fold olives into the remaining cream cheese mixture. Spread evenly over the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  • 2. In another large bowl, beat cheddar cheese, cider and paprika on low speed for 1 minute. Beat on high until almost smooth. Spread half over olive layer. Top with peppered cheese mixture. Top with remaining cheddar mixture. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 6 hours or until firm.
  • 3. Place on serving plate and remove sides of pan. Press pecans into top; garnish with additional olives or grapes if desired. Serve with crackers. Yield: 24-30 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 283 calories, 26 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 448 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Reviews for Elegant Cheese Torte

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"This makes a LOT! It is very pretty and tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"Wasn't crazy about the peppered cheese layer. Most people just took the olive part."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"This looks so beautiful and sounds tasty. I am wondering how exactly to serve it for an appetizers when other things are being served. It seems like wedges would take up a lot of room on the plates, unless they were very thin. I am trying to find things that would not require silverware. Any suggestions?"

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