Italian Torte

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This is a wonderful mix of pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and cream cheese formed into an attractive torte-like dome. You can't go wrong with this recipe.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 10 slices provolone cheese

  • 8 ounces pesto

Directions

  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to boil. Turn off heat. Place sun-dried tomatoes in the water and cover for 5 minutes. Drain and finely chop.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and garlic.

  3. Line a medium bowl or loaf pan with a large piece of dampened cheese cloth. Layer with 1/3 of the provolone cheese. Spread with 1/2 the pesto. Pour in 1/2 the cream cheese and garlic mixture. Layer with 1/2 the sun-dried tomatoes. Layer with 1/3 provolone, remaining pesto, remaining cream cheese and garlic mixture and remaining sun-dried tomatoes. Top with remaining provolone cheese.

  4. Pull cheese cloth around the layered mixture and gently press into a bowl to mold and remove excess oil. Chill in the refrigerator 3 to 4 hours. Remove cheese cloth and turn upside down onto a large dish to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
11g Fat
3g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.